Monday was Constitution Day here in the United States. It's the anniversary of the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. It's not something that is heavily celebrated but the ASU School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership arranged a special speaker, Richard Brookhiser so I went. In the lobby of the building, they had arranged a display of some pretty impressive books and papers. Above is a first edition of the Federalist Papers.
This is a hand written first edition of the Gettysburg address.
And here is Richard Brookhiser, journalist, biographer and historian. He delivered a very interesting talk about Abraham Lincoln and the founding fathers who inspired him. There were a lot things he talked about that I don't remember learning in school. It was another great learning experience.