Michael created two displays- both housed in the same large library display case, because of two events this month.
Constitution Day- Who was the first President of the United States? That's right, it was John Hanson, who served from 1781-1782. George Washington didn't hold the office until 1789. So why does everyone call Washington the first president? The first government the U.S. had was under the Articles of Confederation, a weak central government that lasted from 1781-1789. Deciding that the government that existed under the Articles was unworkable, a Constitutional Convention was held in 1787 that wrote the Constitution. Not everyone thought a strong central government was a good idea, however. The Federalists wanted it, and the Anti-Federalists did not. I assembled a collection of books containing the papers, letters and diaries of the major people involved.You can read them in the library or check them out.
Banned Books Week- Every year, the American Library Association promotes Banned Book Week, to draw attention to the books that are removed (or threatened with removal) from libraries because someone disapproves of the contents. In creating this display, I used a list of banned books compiled by the University of California.I used the information from their site to create bookmarks which give the censorship history of every book in the display.
Banned Book week is September 27-October 4.
Constitution Day is September 17.