UVA Honors Constitution Day with Historical Performance
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
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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