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The religion clauses of the First Amendment

Ellis McKinney West

The religion clauses of the First Amendment

guarantees of states" rights?

by Ellis McKinney West

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Published by Lexington Books in Lanham, Md .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Freedom of religion,
  • States" rights (American politics),
  • Church and state

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementEllis M. West
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsKF4783 .W38 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25041886M
    ISBN 109780739146774, 9780739146798
    LC Control Number2010039843

    James Madison (–), the chief author of the Bill of Rights and thus of the First Amendment, was the foremost champion of religious liberty, freedom of speech, and freedom of the press in the Founding Era. Madison played a central role in drafting, explaining, and ratifying the Constitution; after it was ratified he sought to reassure its critics by adding guarantees of fundamental.


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