State of the Constitution Address
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
William G. McGowan Theater
The State of the Constitution: What Americans Really Know
Celebrate the 226th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution by testing your knowledge of America’s greatest founding document. In partnership with the Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution at James Madison's Montpelier, “The State of the Constitution: What Americans Really Know” will feature real-time audience polling as we explore common perceptions (and misconceptions) of U.S. constitutional law. The evening will feature an interactive panel with Akhil Reed Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale College and Yale Law School, Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, and Edwin Meese, former Attorney General of the United States. Advance registration required; admission is free.
When & Where
Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution at Montpelier
The Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution at James Madison's Montpelier is a nonpartisan, non-profit organization dedicated to the study and teaching of founding principles and constitutional ideals to promote an understanding of the rights and responsibilities our democracy protects and requires. To date the Center has served teachers from all 50 states, judges, state legislators, police officers, members of the media, and dignitaries from more than 60 countries. The Center for the Constitution is located on the grounds of Montpelier, James and Dolley Madison's restored home in Orange, Va.