Government Professors Discuss Continued Meaning of U.S. Constitution
Consitution Day 2006
Posted: October 11, 2006
More than 200 years after it was written, the Constitution still provides the framework for political life in the United States. Its provisions organize national political institutions, preserve basic rights for citizens, and arrange how the states fit into the workings of the national government. Within this framework, Americans have successfully strengthened their institutions in the face of new challenges and extended the political rights the Constitution establishes. In order to help students, their teachers, and the public think about the Constitution and its continued meaning in political life in 2006, four scholars at The University of Texas at Austin shared their perspectives on the ideas invested in the Constitution, the institutions created by it, and how the political society constituted in 1787 perseveres today.