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Attorney Speaks at Campus Constitution Day Celebration

Sep 29, 2014

The Nashville Campus observed Constitution Day with guest speaker Attorney Robert Greene who discussed the history of the Constitution of the United States. Dr. Greene has practiced as a lawyer for more than 36 years and also instructs sales and contract law at National College.

“The U.S. Constitution established America’s national government and its fundamental laws,” said Dr. Greene.  “It basically guarantees certain rights for its citizens.”

He explained that after George Washington was elected president, there was a need to change how the government operated.  “After the Americans won their independence from the British in 1783, it kept becoming evident to them that they needed a stronger central government in order to remain stable,” said Dr. Greene.  “At that time the nation was basically a loose federation of states, and each one of those states each operated as individual countries. “

Dr. Greene noted that 55 delegates, representing 13 states, attended the constitutional convention that was held to create the constitution. The delegates were merchants, farmers, bankers and lawyers, and many had served their country in the Continental Army.  Benjamin Franklin was the oldest delegate at age 81, and Jonathan Dayton was the youngest at age 26. 

He also discussed the Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments of the U.S. Constitution, which includes freedom of speech. 

Following his presentation, Dr. Greene answered questions from students about how the U.S. Constitution relates to current affairs.  The students also participated in a trivia contest and enjoyed refreshments during the Constitution Day celebration.

A-Attorney Robert Greene is shown speaking about the history of the U.S. Constitution at the Nashville Campus.

B-Medical assisting students pictured (l) to (r) are: Melana Davis, LaCandice Townsend, and Antonio Williams.

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