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The School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership will celebrate Arizona's birthday on Feb. 14 at ASU's Day at the Capitol, where Arizona State University hosts lawmakers and elected officials on the grounds of the Arizona State Capitol. The annual event is designed to showcase the successful and innovative programming at ASU during outside tabling in the Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza, in addition to thanking legislators for their support.
Legislators will have the opportunity to view "The Federalist," the collection of 85 essays penned by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay to support the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. It is a first edition copy, published in 1788 and one of the first 500 ever printed. Newly acquired by the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, this book and other rare texts are supporting a Great Books program, in which students study works of important political, economic and civic thought, in preparation to become engaged leaders in both government and the private sector. When not at events, "The Federalist" is preserved in safe-keeping at Hayden Library on the ASU Tempe campus. To arrange a viewing or coordinate a presentation, contact the Luhrs Reading Room at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The school's trivia wheel will also be on hand for the festivities to test attendees' knowledge in the areas of history, politics, economics and philosophy. Eat birthday cake, take a spin-to-win, and view up close a piece of history that celebrates the birth of our nation.