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Religious Liberty: The American Experiment


 
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All lessons feature background essays, primary source analysis, and many engaging activities, prepared by a team of historians and First Amendment experts.  The five-lesson curriculum is tied to national civics, history, and social studies standards.  Your students will:
  • Explore the impact of extraordinary religious diversity in the colonies
  • Understand how the Constitution and the First Amendment protects religious liberty
  • Analyze George Washington's Letter to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, Rhode Island
  • Evaluate controversies on First Amendment principles
  • Complete document-based-questions on Supreme Court cases involving religious liberty
A companion website for the book includes primary source documents, interactive learning games, lesson extension activities, and landmark Supreme Court cases. 
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  • Roger Williams's The Bloudy Tenet of Persecution
  • James Madison's Memorial and Remonstrance
  • The Virginia Declaration of Rights and Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom
  • George Washington's Letter to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, Rhode Island
  • Cantwell v. Connecticut (1940)
  • Engel v. Vitale (1962)
  • Lee v. Weisman (1992)
  • Companion website

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