Constitution Day News

UT Constitution Day Festivities Will Include Voter Registration, SpeakoUT

Students and organizations at UT will come together on September 17 to celebrate one of the foundations of American politics: the Constitution. Constitution Day commemorates the signing and adoption of the US Constitution on September 17, 1787. The Baker Center is sponsoring the celebration, which will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Pedestrian Walkway.

Baker Center To Hold Constitution Day Essay Contest

High school and college students are invited to express their opinions—and maybe win some cash—in a Constitution Day essay contest sponsored by the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy. Students are encouraged to submit essays of 500 words or less in response to Senator Baker’s quote, “I’m ready to wager my life’s meaning that what America will be remembered for in the centuries to come is the staggering achievement of taking different people from all over the world and building a great civilization.”