Freedom Of Religion In America

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As the founders had realized when they wrote our constitution, freedom of religion, one of the many components of the first amendment, is a vital part of our nation and is necessary for any modern, progressive government. This freedom to openly express your beliefs as a citizen was only granted to certain American citizens following the development of the thirteen colonies and revolution. The founders wanted to ensure that the same strict religious persecution as they had under England would not be replicated.

Religion was a huge concept in Europe during the 1700s. Countries had one main religion and if you were not apart of it then you were persecuted. The churches in European Countries were intertwined into the monarchy which gave the king