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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