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Published on Sep 17, 2012
This video celebrates Constitution Day 2012, marking the 225th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787. In the video, alumni/ae and staff of Yale University read the Preamble of the Constitution at the grave of the Hon. Roger Sherman (1786 Hon. MA), one of America's founding fathers, in the Grove Street Cemetery next to campus. Sherman, the Treasurer of Yale from 1765 to 1776, was the only person to sign all the great founding state papers of the U.S.: the Articles of Association, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution.
Yale University celebrates and studies the United States Constitution throughout the year. Numerous courses focus on the Constitution and related topics. Yale scholarship on the Constitution includes Professor Joanne Freeman's Open Yale Courses lectures for Hist 116: The American Revolution, viewable free anytime online http://oyc.yale.edu/history/hist-116#.... --- Produced by Julia Myers