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2014: Rick Rohrs

Jackson era Indian Removal

Oklahoma State University will honor Constitution Day on Sept. 17. The OSU Library and OSU Department of Political Science will host a presentation by Professor of History, Richard Rohrs at 3:30 p.m. in the Peggy V. Helmerich Browsing Room, Edmon Low Library.

Each September since 2005, the OSU Library is home to the University’s Constitution Day celebration. Speakers have included scholars, journalists, legislators and lawyers.

“Over the years this celebration has featured many of insightful speakers. Each of them provided an interesting look into a different Constitutional issue,” OSU Dean of Libraries, Shelia Grant Johnson, said.

Rohrs' talk, "The Constitution and Indian Removal," will discuss the controversial Indian removal during Andrew Jackson’s presidency, and how the decisions and actions of that time relate to the Constitution.

The event is free and open to the public. A reception follows, and free pocket constitutions will be handed out at the Edmon Low Library throughout the day.

Constitution Day was established as a holiday in 2004. A law was created that requires all publicly funded educational institutions to provide educational programming on the history of the American Constitution. It is a federal observance that respects the approval of the United States Constitution signed Sept. 17, 1787.