Happy Constitution Day!
235 years ago the Constitution of the United States of America was signed on September 17, 1787, and nine months later it was ratified and became the official framework of the US government. When the Constitution was signed, the United States population was 4 million. It is now more than 332 million. The Constitution was signed in Philadelphia which was the nation’s largest city at the time, with 40,000 inhabitants.
The National Constitution Center is hosting a Constitution Day Celebration on September 16 and 17th. Some of the events include:
- A live-streamed reading of the Preamble
- A Congressional conversation on Common Ground and Compromise
- A virtual walking tour of historic Philadelphia
- and much more.
Make a plan to vote on November 8.
Midterm elections are coming up and Augsburg has made election day a holiday during which classes are canceled so that all eligible voters have time to vote. The office of the Minnesota Secretary of State has sample ballots and information about voting. If you have questions feel free to reach out to the Sabo Center staff, we’d love to help.