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The Establishment Clause

What is the Establishment Clause, and what advantages or limitations does this Establishment Clause create?

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The Establishment Clause is the portion of the First Amendment to Constitution (the first ten amendments are known as the Bill of Rights) that states that "Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion". The First Amendment protects "freedom of religion, speech or press, assembly and petition". The Establishment Clause prevented Congress from establishing a national religion. The desire for freedom of religion was a particularly important point of contention when the Constitution was drafted. In order to silence criticism of the Constitution by anti-federalists and its lack of protection for basic rights, James Madison drafted the Bill of Rights to rectify this flaw in ...

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This solution provides a brief discussion of the Establishment Clause.

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