Prayer in Schools Argumentative Essay by numero uno

Prayer in Schools
An argumentative paper for and against prayer in schools and a discussion of church vs. state in America.
# 6514 | 1,814 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Feb 08, 2003 in Law (Constitution) , Religion and Theology (General) , Education (General)

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A discussion on the history of prayer in American schools. This paper presents arguments for and against the issue and also examines legal implications of these arguments. Current legal battles are discussed and legislative conclusions are presented. This paper also addresses the issue of church vs. state in America as a whole and schools in particular.

From the Paper:

"Prayer in schools is one of the most debated topics in U.S. history. Debate didn't begin in the 1960s as some people believe. Debate began more than 100 years ago when Italian and Irish Catholic immigrants were forced to read the King James Bible and pray in schools. At that time, during the 1830s, the first prayer in school conflicts erupted. Riots, fires at convents and school expulsions were commonplace in the name of the school prayer debate. In 1962, as the United States became a more diverse nation, the court ruled against school prayer in the case of Engel v. Vitale (Grunberg and Crane: This History par 1)."

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