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Early American Religion Research Paper

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People have constantly utilized the bits and pieces of early American history to construct the scenario that best fit their ideology. It’s difficult to argue that America is not a country that was founded on Christianity based on the documents of our forefathers. Although America did go through a period of religious freedom after becoming its own nation, religion returned to the forefront of American life during our World Wars. This was evident when Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill both talked about the defense of Christian civilization against the Nazis. The civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s also brought back a sharply focused religious element in American life and the rise of the new Christian Right thrust religious elements of modern society into the mainstream media. Current President Barrack Obama said that the United States is no longer a Christian Nation. Sadly, I would have to agree. What we see today is that prayer has been…show more content…
If you didn’t hear these things from your family you got them from the neighborhood, from the father down the street who fought in Korea, from the family who lost someone in jail or a demonstration. You could get a sense of patriotism from school and if all else failed you could get a sense of patriotism from pop culture, which at the time celebrated democratic values and reinforce the idea that America was special. Things began to change in the 90s, America didn’t have a big bad bear to focus hostilities on and started growing ambivalent. Patriotism was no longer in style. Freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of enterprise, and freedom itself began to be taken for
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