Klobuchar taking part in major Constitution Day event

The U.S. Constitution was adopted on Sept. 17, 1787, by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, making today the 226th anniversary of the crowning event.

Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie Gildea made a video message to honor Constitution Day.

She says its a good time for us to reflect on our rights and responsibilities as citizens.

The Minnesota Constitution, modeled on the U.S. Constitution, was adopted in 1857.

There’s a big Constitution event Tuesday night featuring U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar at the William G. McGowan Theater at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

The Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution at Montpelier hosts the “State of the Constitution: What Americans Really Know” lecture at 7:30 p.m.

Klobuchar and others will take part in the interactive lecture.

“We will be asking questions about current perceptions of the U.S. Constitution and use comparable national data to see what the audience knows, or perhaps misunderstands, about this most important document. There is simply no better way to recognize Constitution Day than an interactive event at the very place our Constitution is displayed, the Archives,” said Douglas Smith, vice president of the Smith Center.

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