The Relationship between Church and State in the United States. Elizabeth McLain Senior Capstone Presentation. The First Amendment.
Senior Capstone Presentation
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances
Intentions of separation between
church and state?
"Laws are made for the government of actions, and while they cannot interfere with mere religious beliefs and opinions, they may with practices."
Chief Justice Warren
Jefferson’s “wall of separation” used by Justice Hugo Black
Prayer cannot interfere with mere religious beliefs and opinions, they may with practices."
Engel v. Vitale (1962)
School District of Abington v. Schempp (1963)
Murray v. Curlett (1963)Prayer and Bible Reading in Public Schools