Establishing Freedom Of Religion

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The Bill for Establishing Freedom of Religion was written in 1779 by Thomas Jefferson it’s goal to keep the country from implementing a national established church. In 1786, the Virginia Assembly passed the bill, making Virginia the example of religious liberty. This bill was a precursor to the First Amendment of the Constitution, which discusses the freedom of religion, and the separation of the church and state. At the time this Bill was written, the country had just won the Revolutionary War, and was in the process of establishing a government. Patrick Henry wanted to make Christianity the established religion of the country. Thomas Jefferson wrote the Bill to reason why the separation of church and state would be better for the country,
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