|Image courtesy of National Archives website.|
Today marks the birthdays for two important pieces of American history: The Ohio State University and the U.S. Constitution.
In 1787, James Madison took his initiative and beliefs that the Articles of Confederation were not enough to build a strong federal government. So, the Constitution of the United States was written. Today, just 226 years later, this document signifies the establishment and purpose of our government and protects the right of American citizens.
Today, this document is not just referenced in my history course and in the courtroom. It represents the freedom our country has to be a leader across the globe.
This is also the date of something else near and dear to the Buckeyes around the world. What first started as Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College, The Ohio State University began 140 years ago in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State was not just one of the first land grant institutions around the country. It is a leader in by providing extension education for youth and adults, and also implementing research as a core value of the university.
|The original depiction of OSU.|
|Arial view of the Oval, the central point on campus.|