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Alexander Hamilton’s Constitution Topic of Sept. 20 Talk

By: Brady W Moore   Published 8:54 pm / September 10, 2017

The School of Public Service is hosting a Constitution Day talk by professor Peter McNamara from Arizona State University at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, in the Special Events Center.

Painting of Alexander Hamilton. The event, titled “Alexander Hamilton’s Constitution, and Ours” will look at the founding father’s relationship to the constitution and compare it to what we have today. McNamara will offer an examination of “Hamilton the Musical,” which recently has brought the constitution to the forefront of pop culture.

“Events like this are important because they allow us to step outside our current political debates and current political order and examine the fundamentals of the the political system in which we live,” said McNamara. “It’s a way for us to take some time out of our busy lives and look calmly and closely at the foundations of the political order.”

Constitution Day recognizes the adoption of the Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It’s observed on Sept. 17, the day in 1787 that delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document in Philadelphia.

The talk is free and open to the public.