The talk commemorates Constitution Day, designated as Sept. 17 last year by President George W. Bush. The original 13 colonies passed the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. The ideas on which America was founded--commitments to the rule of law, limited government and the ideals of liberty, equality and justice--are embodied in the Constitution.
Wessel taught at MSU for 27 years, with 13 as the head of the Department of History and Philosophy. He taught courses on the U.S. Constitution, the Civil War and agricultural history.
The lecture is sponsored by the MSU President's Office and the Bozeman Teaching American History Program.
For more information, call 994-7929.
Contact: Danice Rolleri Toyias, (406) 994-7929