Impact of Religion on America Essay

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Aaron Brown
English Composition 101

What is the impact of religion on American government and society?

There are many factors that have an impact on the American government and society. One main factor is religion. Religion, defined by Webster’s Dictionary, is a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs. The predominant religion of the United States is Christianity, and the minorities include Islam, Buddhism, Judaism, and Atheism. The United States has a long history of being known as
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You might not think that there isn’t any connection between economics and religion, but you will be surprised how intertwined they are. Most European countries have gotten richer this century, but fewer are going to church. In America, we are having harder times economically, but more people are going to church. For example, in Georgia it is illegal to buy alcohol on Sundays, and if you do you will have to go to a restaurant, buy it the day before, or acquire it illegally. Christians believe that the Sabbath is a sacred day, and that it shouldn’t be used to get intoxicated. I think that this law includes selling alcohol on Sunday just for religious reasons aren’t showing respect for other religions in the US.

In America's colonial days, all schools were religious, associated with different affiliations, for example the Quakers and the Puritans. The Christian domination of public schools and the prejudice against immigrants in the later 19th century led to the development of the Catholic school system. I think that “The Pledge of Allegiance”, is unconstitutional because I think that because the phrase ''one nation under God'' violates the separation of church and state. I think the only one institution in the United States where we learn to live with our differences, are public schools.

Americans are far more religious than people in just about any other industrialized country. In the United