Constitution Day

Did you know that four of America's Founding Fathers were from South Carolina?  

On September 17, 1787, members of the Constitutional Convention signed the final draft of the Constitution. Learn about the South Carolina delegates and find other resources to be utilized for teaching about Constitution Day on September 17 or an adjacent weekday, if that date falls on a weekend or holiday.

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James Otis Lecture 2020 (Full Program)
James Otis Lecture 2020 (Full Program)

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The 2020 James Otis Lecture will feature Richard Gergel, United States district judge, providing an informative presentation about his book “Unexampled Courage,” which details the impact of the...
James Otis Lecture 2019 (Full Program)
James Otis Lecture 2019 (Full Program)

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The South Carolina Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (SC ABOTA) presents the Tenth Annual James Otis Lecture Series in observance of National Constitution Day. The topic for the 2019...
Introduction | James Otis Lecture 2019
Introduction | James Otis Lecture 2019

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The South Carolina Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (SC ABOTA) presents the Tenth Annual James Otis Lecture Series in observance of National Constitution Day. The topic for the 2019...
Birth Of The Constitution - Memes
Birth Of The Constitution - Memes

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Now what is a meme, you may wonder? Well, a "meme" is an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture—often with the aim of conveying a particular phenomenon, theme, or...
Birth of the Constitution - Photos
Birth of the Constitution - Photos

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This photo gallery features the following visuals from the "Birth Of The Constitution" episode! Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Author Of "The Social Contract" John Locke, Author Of "Two Treatises Of...
Birth Of The Constitution | History in a Nutshell
Birth Of The Constitution | History in a Nutshell

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After the American Revolution, the new United States of America needed to form a permanent government of its own. Why did the Articles of Confederation fail, and how did the U.S. Constitution come to...
Bill Of Rights Bicentennial | 27:Fifty
Bill Of Rights Bicentennial | 27:Fifty

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The U.S. Constitution has become a model for developing governments around the world. Four signers of the Constitution were South Carolinians. Dr. Harry Lightsey, president of the College of...
Colonial Williamsburg | 27:Fifty
Colonial Williamsburg | 27:Fifty

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Join host Jim Welch as he takes viewers on a tour around Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. Colonial Williamsburg is a living history museum, which showcases the colonial period in early U.S. history...