Feb. 4 – Encounters: Declaration of Independence
Reception: 3:00pm, Hartford Courant Room
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March 4 – Encounters: Bill of Rights
Join the conversation as we discuss the Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution. The Bill of Rights was created in response to calls from Congressional representatives (such as Connecticut’s Roger Sherman) for greater constitutional protection of personal freedoms and rights of American citizens. It outlines specific prohibitions on governmental power. The amendments include the right of free speech, protections against unreasonable search and seizure, and a speedy and public jury trial.
We invite members of the public to read the amendments and participate in a discussion at the Library’s Hartford History Center. We’ll explore issues that confront us every day, and how we can better understand our rights.
Read the Bill of Rights here: https://www.billofrightsinstitute.org/founding-documents/bill-of-rights/
Lunch will be served; participants must register in advance.
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