Tue, Sep 19|
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
The Role of Citizens in the American Constitution
What is the role of the citizen in securing and perpetuating the Constitution? How have citizens shaped the American constitutional order? What are the duties and obligations of constitutional citizenship?
Time & Location
Sep 19, 2023, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, 385 E 8th St, Claremont, CA 91711, USA
About the event
The American Constitution begins by pronouncing itself an act of “We the People” and derives its legitimacy from its ratification by the people. And yet the people rarely appear in the text of the Constitution and citizenship goes largely unmentioned. Join Professors Nicholas Buccola, George Thomas and Susan McWilliams Barndt in this Dinner Program discussing constitutional culture and citizenship.