The U.S. Constitution set as its primary purpose “to form a more perfect Union,” and ever since its drafting, often raucous calls have demanded changing its provisions or processes to “perfect” that Union. Perennially heated arguments have attached to how changes were to occur and what changes should be. What needs fixing has been a question for every generation since 1789. Exploring what has changed over time and why, opens perspectives on calls today to change the nation’s fundamental and organic law. This program is being co-hosted by Coolidge Public Library. REGISTER HERE.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Thomas J. Davis is an historian, lawyer, and professor emeritus at Arizona State University, Tempe, where he taught U.S. constitutional and legal history. He taught also as a visiting professor of law at the ASU College of Law. He received his PhD in U.S. history from Columbia University in the City of New York and his JD cum laude from New York’s University at Buffalo School of Law. Among his more than 50 scholarly articles and books, is his Plessy v. Ferguson(2012), a volume in ABC-CLIO’s Landmarks of the American Mosaic series.