Federalism and Constitutional Debate

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RUNNING HEAD: FEDERALISM AND CONSTITUTIONAL DEBATE 1 Federalism and Constitutional Debate Marc Boykins POL 303 The American Constitution Instructor: Lawrence Olson June 13, 2016 Ashford University
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FEDERALISM AND CONSTITUTIONAL DEBATE 2 Federalism and Constitution Debate The purpose of this paper is to examine how the concepts of federalism interact with the constitutional issue, religious freedoms. The United States is a country that has allowed choices when it comes to religious liberties. The United States even allows individuals an opportunity not even to believe in a God. Then again, the first amendment to the United States Constitution undoubtedly gives Americans religious freedoms, despite the interpretation of various laws, which take away many American’s religious liberty (Ivers, 2013). Does this mean that all laws should abide by the first amendment? The information in this paper will discuss one positive and one negative impact that federalism has on religious freedom. Lastly, this assignment will also evaluate which impact either positive or negative has on religious freedom. In the late 1600’s many settlers came to the New World in search of religious liberties.
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