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Ackerman Center organizes Constitution Day event

December 3, 2018

Today, the College of Education’s James F Ackerman Center for Democratic Citizenship celebrated its annual Constitution Day event in an effort to educations students and community members about the Constitution.Constitution Day

This event was open to the public and commemorated the signing of the Constitution through various booths and activities, including a Constitution QuizOff, a ‘Banned Book’ Exhibit, and more. Starting at 11:30a.m., West Lafayette students and community members kicked off the festivities with a Student QuizOff, followed by a Celebrity QuizOff at 12:30p.m.

Participants also had the opportunity to win assorted Constitution themed prizes, such as Constitution Day T-shirts, pocket-sized copies of the Constitution, coffee and cookies, and more.

This event was graciously sponsored by the Ackerman Center, the Office of the President, Purdue Student Government and the Purdue Student Union Board. Constitution Day

Congress passed a provision in 2004 declaring Sept. 17 as Constitution Day. All federally funded schools are asked to develop educational programs to celebrate this foundational day in U.S. history.

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