Thomas Jefferson: The Danbury Letter & the Separation of Church and State Analytical Essay by Nicky

This work examines Thomas Jefferson's ideas on the separation of church and state as they were expressed in his 1801 letter to Danbury Baptists.
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Description:

On January 1, 1802 Thomas Jefferson wrote a letter to the Danbury Baptists Association that stated: "religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship..." (1802). In the letter, Jefferson expounded his views on the separation of Church and State. This paper examines the concerns of the Danbury Baptists and then examine Thomas Jefferson's ideas on the separation of church and state as it was crystallized in his 1801 letter to Danbury Baptists.

Outline:
Introduction
Jefferson- First Anti-Federalist President
The Concern of the Danbury Baptists
Clarification on Jefferson's View
Summary and Conclusion
Bibliography

From the Paper:

"Many Baptists were extremely "elated" upon the election of Thomas Jefferson who as the first Anti-Federalist President of the United States and the Baptists were also primarily Anti-Federalist. In the letter that Danbury Baptist Association penned to Jefferson they expressed concern over the concept of the First Amendment overall and this included the guarantee in the first amendment for 'the free exercise of religion'"

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Annals of the Congress of the United States (Washington: Gales and Seaton, 1852, Eighth Congress, Second Session, p. 78, March 4, 1805; see also James D. Richardson, A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, 1789-1897 (Published by Authority of Congress, 1899), Vol. I, p. 379, March 4, 1805
  • Barton, David (2001) The Separation of Church and State. Wall Builders. 1 Jan 2001.
  • Jefferson, Writings, Vol. III, p. 441, to Benjamin Rush on September 23, 1800.
  • Jefferson, Writings, Vol. VIII, p. 112-113, to Noah Webster on December 4, 1790.
  • Letter of Oct. 7, 1801 from Danbury (CT) Baptist Assoc. to Thomas Jefferson,Thomas Jefferson Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Wash. D.C.

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