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Gratz College Recognizes Constitution Day

Gratz College Recognizes Constitution Day:  Names, Flags, Monuments, and the US Constitution

Paul Finkelman
Chancellor and Distinguished Professor of History
Gratz College

This Friday, September 17, the nation celebrates Constitution Day.  On September 17, 1787, the Constitutional Convention, meeting not far from Gratz in Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, finished its work.  Delegates from twelve states (Rhode Island never sent any delegates) signed the Constitution.  Many of those who signed the Constitution are household names in the United States, like George Washington, James Madison, and Benjamin Franklin.  One, Alexander Hamilton, is on both Broadway, and our ten dollar bill.  

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