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The VA Statute of Religious Freedom

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BC: "Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom (1786)." American Government. ABC-CLIO, 2010. Web. 5 Oct. 2010. Resources from the Library of Virginia and the Library of Congress http://www.virginiamemory.com/online_classroom/shaping_the_constitution/doc/religious_freedom Pictures Courtesy of Yahoo Images

FC: BY: ZOIE LINDEN | The Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom

1: The Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom | By: Zoie Linden

2: The Va Statute of Religious Freedom was written by Thomas Jefferson the author of the Declaration of Independence and the Father of the University of Va.

3: Along with Thomas Jefferson;James Madison promoted the bill for years until it was finally passed by the Virginia Legislature

4: Passed by the Virginia General Assembly on January 16, 1786. | The purpose of this document was to separate church and state, which grants the freedom to worship with no discrimination.

5: States that the people change laws through their elected assemblies.

6: States Thomas Jefferson's belief that God created the world.

7: The Supreme law of the land and is not irrevocable.

8: helped interpret the establishment of the First Amendment.

9: Today the document overshadows the constitution and is honored as one of the most powerful statements of religious liberty

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