Friday, September 17, 2010

Constitution Day - September 17th

The Office of Student Life & Success announced today that, September 17, has been designated “Constitution Day” in the US.  Below are some facts taken from the Fact Sheet they sent out.

The U. S. Constitution Glossery

Amendment: A deletion, addition, or modification to the U.S. Constitution

Delegate: A person elected or appointed to be a member of a representative assembly

Electoral College: Institution through which a U.S. president and vice president are elected per officials called “electors” in each state

Ratify: To approve and formally sanction

Suffrage: The right to vote

Veto: A power of one department or branch of a government to forbid or prohibit the carrying out of  projects attempted by another department

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