• "Washington as Statesman at the Constitutional Convention"

    Painting: Junius Brutus Stearns

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  • "Convention at Philadelphia, 1787"

    Engraving: Frederick Juengling and Alfred Kappes

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MIT observes Constitution Day 2015

"Washington as Statesman at the Constitutional Convention"

Today the Institute honors the signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787.

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Elizabeth Durant
Email: edurant@mit.edu
Phone: 617-324-4300

MIT is among many educational institutions that observe Constitution Day every year on Sept. 17. On this day 228 years ago, 39 delegates gathered in Philadelphia to sign the final draft of the U.S. Constitution, establishing the framework of the fledgling United States government and the rights and freedoms of Americans.

Constitution Day is an opportunity for everyone in the MIT community to reflect upon and honor this historic document. Here are a few ways to participate:

Attend the Constitution Day talk and discussion: “Politics and the Supreme Court.” Presented by Chris Warshaw, assistant professor of political science, this event will take place at 3 p.m. in Room E53-482.

Register to vote. The Cambridge Election Commission will be available to register eligible voters from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Lobby 10. (Note: You must be a U.S. citizen to register.) While you’re there, pick up a pocket-sized Constitution!

Refresh your Constitutional knowledge. If you’ve forgotten what you learned about the Constitution in school, re-familiarize yourself by:

Topics: History, Community, Special events and guest speakers, Political science, SHASS

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