HU commemorates National Constitution Day
To commemorate National Constitution Day, HU Professor Scott Foulkrod opened his Legal Evidence class to faculty and staff as he discussed the Constitution—with an emphasis on the 4th, 5th and 6th Amendments — with students Monday morning.
Constitution Day celebrates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787.
Foulkrod, pictured left in the top right photo with HU’s Steve Infanti, noted the difference between the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, during his presentation.
The Declaration of Independence was an argument to the world, stating why the United States could declare itself free from the tyranny of King George/England, Foulkrod said.
“We celebrate our Independence on the Fourth of July because of the Declaration of Independence. But we weren’t a nation, yet. (The Declaration of Independence) doesn’t make us a nation. That just makes us a bunch of colonies that have thrown off the tyranny of England,” Foulkrod said.
“So what made us a nation, officially? This,” he said, pointing to a copy of the Constitution. “This is the document that formed our government.”