Constitution Study Group

“We the People”

2017 makes 228 years since “the federal government started to operate under the terms of the U.S. Constitution, as the Confederation Congress ceded power. However, there was a major problem with the first session of the new Congress: not enough members showed up….” (read more here.)

A 4-week, non-partisan overview of the U.S. Constitution, led by local resident Michelle Cross Smith.

Topics covered will include:

Week 1 (5/2): How Congress Works

Week 2 (5/9): Elections- What does the Constitution Say?

Week 3 (5/16): Balance of Power: The three branches & federal vs. state government

Week 4 (5/23): The Bill of Rights

Class size is limited to facilitate discussion. Please let us know if you register but are unable to attend.

A copy of the Constitution will be available to the attendees in advance. Please bring it with you to each class.

(Or download the Constitution App from the National Constitution Center here!)

Check out the National Constitution Center’s daily blog here.

Michelle Cross Smith is a local resident with Civics and ESL teaching experience. Check out her Constitution blog here.

Copies courtesy of the Friends of the William Jeanes Memorial Library