Freedom of Religion

The freedom to practice whatever religion one chooses, without interference from the government, is one of the founding principles of the United States. So it might come as a surprise that this right was not included in the original Constitution. Instead, it was added in 1791 as part of the First Amendment - which also protects freedom of speech, the press,  and peaceful protest. But given the importance of religion for so many, it's no surprise that this has become a complex area of the law.

What the First Amendment Says:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

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