Virtual Student Life Events
Virtual Student Life Events
Constitution Day Activities
Thursday, September 17
Constitution and Citizenship Day celebrates the day our US Constitution was signed in 1787.
Have fun while learning a little more about the Constitution and citizenship today by taking part in these discussions, challenges, and contests:
Did the Framers trust the People? – A US Constitution Lunch n Learn
Political science professor Eric Schwartz will lead a discussion on Zoom about electoral college, changes in the Senate elections, and more
- Time: noon
- Link to Zoom meeting: https://zoom.us/j/96893636423?pwd=c2pYS2F2cFFidy9yYmg3N3QwcUlVdz09
- Meeting ID: 968 9363 6423
- Passcode: HCC
Hamilton the Musical Trivia Challenge on Kahoot!
Are you a Hamilfan? Put your musical knowledge to the test! If you’ve watched the musical or listened to the soundtrack, you know Hamilton and the other founding fathers had some challenges with creating our US Constitution.
Take the Kahoot! Trivia Quiz to test your Hamilton the Musical knowledge against others. The person with the most correct/fastest score wins a $20 Sheetz card.
Express Yourself – Write a new Amendment to the Constitution
The last Amendment to the Constitution was added in 1992. What new amendment would YOU like to propose to add in 2020?
In 100 words or less, propose a new amendment and tell us why you think it’s important to add your amendment to the Constitution. We’ll post submissions on HCC’s New Constitution Amendment Voting Form and students will vote for their favorite. The winner will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to the HCC Campus Store.
Submit your amendment proposal by Thursday, Sept. 24, to: firstname.lastname@example.org
What are the requirements to become a US citizen? According to the Immigration and Nationality Act, the general requirements are:
- Be at least 18 years of age;
- Be a lawful permanent resident (green card holder);
- Have resided in the United States as a lawful permanent resident for at least five years;
- Have been physically present in the United States for at least 30 months;
- Be a person of good moral character; • Be able to speak, read, write and understand the English language;
- Have knowledge of U.S. government and history;
- Demonstrate attachment to the principles of the Constitution and well disposition to the good order and happiness of the United States; and,
- Be willing and able to take the Oath of Allegiance.
Read the full act here: https://www.uscis.gov/laws-and-policy/legislation/immigration-and-nationality-act
Part of the path to citizenship includes an oral quiz of 10 questions. The applicant must get at least 6 out of 10 correct to pass. Take the quiz below, then click on the link to the study guide to check your answers.
- The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words? (study guide answer #3)
- How many U.S. Senators are there? (study guide answer # 18)
- In what month do we vote for President? (study guide answer #27)
- What are two Cabinet-level positions? (study guide answer #36)
- Who wrote the Declaration of Independence? (study guide answer #62)
- When was the Constitution written? (study guide answer #66)
- Who was President during World War I? (study guide answer #79)
- What did Martin Luther King, Jr. do? (study guide answer #85)
- Why does the flag have 13 stripes? (study guide answer #96)
- Name two national U.S. holidays. (study guide answer #100)
How did you do on the quiz? E-mail the number of questions you got correct to email@example.com and be entered in a drawing for an HCC prize pack (prize will be mailed to you).
Constitution Day Lecture with Dr. Sabrina Dent
Where: Virtual Zoom Room (RSVP Required)
When: 7 p.m., September 17, 2020
The Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education invites you to join us for the 16th Annual (and first virtual) Tom E. Moses Memorial Lecture on the U.S. Constitution. This year's Constitution Day lecture will be given by Dr. Sabrina Dent, Senior Faith Advisor for Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Dr. Dent's lecture, "The Morality of Freedom: Re-imagining the Promises of the U.S. Constitution," will be delivered virtually through Zoom on September 17, 2020 at 7:00 pm.
On September 17, 1787, the Founding Framers gathered to sign the final draft of the U.S. Constitution. This would become a notable moment in history that would set a new trajectory for some in America. Two hundred thirty-three years later “We the People” continue to wrestle with the moral imperative of freedom in the United States. This lecture will explore the questions: How do we understand freedom? To whom are these freedoms extended? What is our responsibility as citizens to protect religious freedom while re-imagining the promises of the U.S. Constitution?
The 16th Annual Tom E. Moses Memorial Lecture on the U.S. Constitution will be dedicated in memory of the Honorable John R. Lewis, late Congressman of Georgia and lifelong defender of Civil Rights. Like the namesake of this lecture, John Lewis devoted his life to uplifting people who are victimized by unjust policies in this nation. The endurance of representative democracy demands our courageous support and informed participation to ensure that all people are truly counted among "We the People."
Register To Vote
- Maryland: https://elections.maryland.gov/
- Pennsylvania: https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/pages/VoterRegistrationApplication.aspx
- West Virginia: https://ovr.sos.wv.gov/Register/Landing
Deadlines: in MD and WVa is October 13, in PA is October 19