13th annual reading of the U.S. Constitution at the UW
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13th annual reading of the U.S. Constitution at the UW

September 14, 2019


We the People of the United States in
order to form a more perfect union … … do ordain and establish this constitution
for the United States of America. All legislative powers herein granted shall
be vested in a Congress of the United States. The House of Representatives
shall choose their speaker and other officers and shall have the sole
power of impeachment. We have hereunto subscribed our name. George Washington, President and deputy from Virginia Amendment 1: Congress shall make no law
respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof
or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press. A well regulated militia being
necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep
and bear arms shall not be infringed. Nor shall be compelled in any criminal case
to be a witness against himself nor be deprived of life, liberty or property
without due process of law. The accused shall enjoy the right to a
speedy and public trial. The Constitution is a simple document that affects all of
us and we’re glad to come together every year and remember what’s in it and read
and think about its implications.

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