Freedom of Religion
A look at the historical roots and modern application of the freedom to practice religion in a public and private manner.
# 142453 | 3,750 words | 16 sources | MLA | 2008 |
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Law (Constitution) , History (U.S. Birth of the Nation 1750-1800) , Religion and Theology (General)
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This paper reviews the history of the concept of religious freedom. Then it reviews how this history and the political ideas of such philosophers as Thomas Hobbes and John Locke created an atmosphere leading the United States to embrace religious freedom. The paper goes on to describe what the First Amendment was originally intended to provide and then looks at how it has been incorporated today.
From the Paper:"The freedom to practice religion in a public and private manner has been a battle for individuals throughout history. Understanding the historical roots of the idea and its present application in the United States based on the constitution is important for us to understand as American citizens. This paper will investigate this idea from a historical perspective as well as look at the original intent of the United States constitution. The author then investigates how this idea is presently used as well as provides an opinion concerning its application within the present society."
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