Dr. Thomas Hunter to present “Amending the Constitution” in Celebration of Constitution Day

16 ConstitutionDay.smDr. Thomas Hunter, UWG Department of Political Science, will present “Amending the Constitution” on Monday, September 19, 11:00 a.m., at the University of West Georgia’s Ingram Library in celebration of Constitution Day. Constitution Day commemorates and celebrates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787.

Dr. Hunter holds Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Law degrees from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. from John Hopkins University and is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association. He teaches courses at UWG in Constitutional Law, Judicial Process, Political Parties and Elections, and American Political Development and publishes on American legal and political history.

Throughout the history of our nation, politicians have suggested ways in which the U.S. Constitution should be changed, resulting in almost 12,000 Constitutional amendments being proposed in Congress. Of all of these would-be amendments, however, only twenty-seven have been ratified. This presentation will discuss the various ways in which the Constitution can be amended, the reason why so few amendments have been ratified, and, how these successful twenty-seven amendments have significantly changed the U.S. Constitution.

This Constitution Day presentation is sponsored by the Department of Political Science, the Murphy Center for Public Service, and Ingram Library. Special public parking will be provided in the Townsend Center gated lot beginning at 10:00 a.m. There is no admission fee. For further information, contact chendric@westga.edu or (678) 839-5337.

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