Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Jan 15 is National Religious Freedom Day

Introduced in 1779, Thomas Jefferson’s bill became law in 1786. (source)
National Religious Freedom Day commemorates the Virginia General Assembly's adoption of Thomas Jefferson's landmark Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom on January 16, 1786. That statute became the basis for the establishment clause of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and led to freedom of religion for all Americans.
Religious Freedom Day has been officially proclaimed on January 16 in an annual statement by the President of the United States since 1993.
--source: Wikipedia

Learn more about Jefferson's bill for Religious Freedom:
  1. What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?*
  2. What is freedom of religion?
  3. What are two rights of everyone living in the United States?
  4. What is one reason colonists came to America?
  5. There were 13 original states. Name three.
  6. Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?

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