Michael Tolley for Northeastern
This weekend marked the 229th anniversary of the day the 39 men who drafted the Constitution met as a Constitutional Convention for the final time to sign it. Here are some interesting historical facts about it—including the case for why it should be in the summer—and how to celebrate it on campus.
Associate professor of political science Michael Tolley spent his Constitution Day lecture examining why “federalism is the cardinal question of American constitutional law,” as former President Woodrow Wilson once put it. His lecture coincided with the day commemorating the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution 228 years ago.