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. Thomas J. Davis, historian, lawyer and ASU professor of U.S. Constitutional and Legal History will speak on how exploring what has changed over time and why, opens perspectives on calls today to change the nation’s fundamental and organic law.
Presented with funding from the Friends of the Prescott Public Library.