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UVA Honors Constitution Day with Historical Performance

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A constitutional debate between two of America's Founding Fathers came to life at the University of Virginia Tuesday. It marks 226 years since the adoption of our nation's governing document.

Historical performers portraying Alexander Hamilton and Patrick Henry debated the Constitution in front of about 600 middle and high school students from across the commonwealth inside Old Cabell Hall.

The UVA Center for Politics hosted the discussion in honor of Constitution Day.      

"We should really be as familiar with that founding document as we are with things like baseball, apple pie, things that are uniquely American. Yet, we aren't. So, Constitution Day is a chance to start a relationship with the founding document," said Meg Heubeck, the director of instruction for the UVA Center for Politics.

Hamilton and Henry also discussed the Bill of Rights and took questions from students about the Constitution.

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