CONSTITUTION DAY ACTIVITIES
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2005
"We the People
of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect
Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the
common defence, promote the general Welfare, and Secure the Blessings of
Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this
Constitution for the United States of America."
Constitution of the United States
All Truman community members are encouraged to
attend events celebrating Constitution Day on Wednesday, September 21,
"Speak Out: Soapbox for Democracy"
Students, Faculty, and Staff are invited to step up to the
microphone and speak their minds (limited to three minutes)
about the U.S. Constitution; current events surrounding the
Constitution; and executive, legislative, and judicial issues
related to the Constitution.
Location: Quadrangle. (Rain Site: SUB Alumni Room)
"The Constitution and the Power of the President After 9/11: Has
An open presentation given by Dan Mandell, Associate Professor
of History, and Paul Parker, Professor of Political Science.
Location: SUB Alumni Room
References for the Presentation:
Historical Letters & Articles:
Articles of Confederation
Letter V from The New-York Journal, November 27, 1787
Federalist Paper no.69 "The Real Character of the Executive"
by Alexander Hamilton writing as Plubius
Current Letters & Articles:
"2001 Memo Reveals a Push for Broader Presidential Powers"
by Michael Isikoff. Newsweek. December 18, 2004.
“Executive Orders and National
Emergencies: How Presidents Have Come to Run the Country by
Usurping Legislative Power” by William J. Olson and Alan Woll
"Guide to Memos on Torture" New York Times. 2004.
(Can only be accessed online by people who have accounts to the
"A Guide to the
Patriot Act" by Dahlia Lithwick and Julia Turner. Slate.
September 8, 2003.
The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) will have a booth set
up in the Student Union distributing free copies of the U.S.
Constitution, fun facts, and more.