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Constitution Day

South Georgia State College Celebrates Constitution Day

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, 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."

What is Constitution Day?

Constitution Day  is a U.S. federal government observance that honors the creation and adoption of the United States Constitution and all persons who have become U.S. citizens, through birth or naturalization. It is usually observed on September 17, the day in 1787 that the Constitution was signed by the delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s Independence Hall. 

Each educational institution that receives Federal funds for a fiscal year is required to hold an educational program about the U.S. Constitution for its students. Constitution Day at South Georgia State College  strives to educate students about the Constitution and citizenship both historically and as they apply in today’s world.

Podcast on Constitution Day

"Cassandras of the Constitution: Politics and The Decisions of the Supreme Court:"

This podcast is South Georgia State College’s contribution to the commemoration of Constitution Day in 2022. The podcast is presented by Dr. Rick Reiman, professor of history, at South Georgia State College. 

Cassandra was a Trojan priestess whose warnings to the Trojans of looming disaster were both true and ignored,  Ever since a Cassandra is one who warns of a coming catastrophe that inevitably happens even as it is dismissed at the time.  In this podcast episode for Constitution Day 2022, Dr. Richard Reiman tells the story of three Cassandras of the Supreme Court who warned their fellow Justices that their actions would cost the course credibility and respect as an institution supposedly “above politics.”

Special Presentations

Ms. Becky Sims, professor of political science, is giving a presentation on the Constitution to the Daughters of the American Revolution on Constitution Day, Sept. 17.

Mr. Jeremy Petrella, associate professor of history, is participating in an observance of the 75th Anniversary of the creation of the U.S. Air Force, also on Sept. 17, at Moody Air Force Base in Valdosta. 

Constitution Virtual Viewing Day Video

What does the Constitution mean to you as a student - Video

Learn more about the Constitution by following the links below.

National Constitution Center - ConstitutionCenter.org

America's Founding Documents - The National Archives

The Constitution - Library of Congress

Interactive Constitution - Explore the full text of the Constitution