Thursday, September 20, 2018

History Lesson on Constitution Day


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.  

8 comments:

biebkriebels said...

I love the old documents and the history behind them.

Kate said...

Most important, especially now, to become familiar with these important documents. My interest as a kid was more toward literature but now I am hungry for more historical knowledge!

RedPat said...

Seeing those books must have been a thrill, Sharon!

William Kendall said...

I would have enjoyed attending that.

Catarina said...

I know of someone else who would greatly benefit from it... if the person in question could focus for more than five minutes.. : )

I would have liked attending as well.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I think there might be many historical facts omitted from school curriculums Sharon.. sounds like an interesting event, good speakers are a pleasure to hear.

Lois said...

What a great experience. I like seeing the old documents as well.

bill burke said...

What a wonderful event to attend. It's always interesting learning new things and hearing a good speaker talk.