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Church and State History
Law, politics, and culture evolve with the times. These stories show why.
Madison and the Bill of Rights
James Madison was most important architect of ConstitutionMadison originally opposed any Bill of RightsMadison later supported Bill of Rights for political reasons, to secure passage of Constitutio...
The Politics of Religion
State conventions to ratify the Constitution included special instructions regarding freedom of religionBut these suggestions varied widely by state; there was no clear pattern9 of 13 American colo...
From Religious Tolerance to Religious Equality
During American Revolution, broad ideas of liberty spread to religionMany Americans began to oppose established religion entirelyStill, most Americans believed that religion was of central importan...
The Supreme Court and School Vouchers
Voucher programs allow parents to spend state money to send their children to private schools, including religious private schools1996 voucher program in Cleveland led to lawsuit over vouchers and...
Terri Schiavo and Religious Freedom
Terri Schiavo went into a coma in 1990, never regained consciousnessModern medicine was able to keep her body aliveSchiavo's husband wanted to let her die; her parents argued that their religious b...
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