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Establishment of Religious Freedom in U.S.

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

Richmond, Virginia
Saturday, August 30, 2014

Author Thomas Buckley discusses the establishment of religious freedom in the U.S. Mr. Buckley focuses on Virginia’s groundbreaking statute on religious freedom authored by Thomas Jefferson and its role in bringing freedom of religion to the newly independent United States. Buckley also describes how the statute’s influence has extended into the 20th century and the Supreme Court’s modern interpretation of the separation of church and state.

Updated: Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 12:06pm (ET)

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