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Our Montana Constitution

Program Description

Commemorate annually the ratification of the Montana Constitution, (June 6, 1972) through exhibits, lectures, and discussion. Participants will learn more about a remarkable, progressive document that protects them and provides opportunity for participation in their government.

Topics

  • The social, economic, and environmental values expressed in the Preamble.
  • The individual rights and liberties enjoyed by Montana citizens.
  • The source and limits of governmental power.
  • The relationship between people and their government.
  • The composition, organization, and activity of the three branches of government.
  • The nature and role of local government, i.e. municipal and county.

Speakers

  • Delegates to the 1972 Constitutional Convention
  • Staff from Secretary of State office
  • Local history teachers or history professors.

The Basics

  • Length - One 1½ hour session.
  • Auditorium-style seating.
  • Preparation time - 2 hours.

Learn More About It

Make It Special

Provide copies of the Montana Constitution for attendees.

Market It

Distribute flyers to shopping centers, downtown businesses, places of employment, cultural centers and historical societies. Ask the local historical society to publicize the event to their members.

  • Montana State Library
  • P.O. Box 201800, 1515 East 6th Avenue
  • Helena, MT 59620-1800
  • Phone: (406) 444-3115
  • Fax: (406) 444-0266
  • msl.mt.gov