Constitution Day: Revisiting the Watergate Scandal 40 Years Later

Published Sep 17, 2013

On Thurs., Sept. 19, at 11 a.m., in the VisTaTech Center, Dr. Alec Thomson, associate professor of political science and history, will discuss the constitutional crisis that the Watergate Scandal of 40 years ago created for the United States. “While many Americans are well-versed in the events surrounding the scandal itself, a deeper exploration of the events and people involved in the scandal can provide meaningful insights into our Constitution,” said Thomson.

Constitution Day is a federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution in 1787. Each year the faculty of Schoolcraft College’s political science and history departments host an event for students, faculty, staff and the community to raise awareness and appreciation of the Constitution, which established America's national government and fundamental laws, and guaranteed certain basic rights to its citizens.

As a faculty member at the college for 14 years, Dr. Thomson has played an integral role in these annual events often leading exploratory conversations such as the one to be presented Sept. 19. Dr. Thomson holds a Ph. D. in judicial campaign financing from Wayne State University.
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