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11/16/07 Political Science “Our Godless Constitution” Chapter 3, Article #11, Pages 96-100 In this article, Brooke Allen dissertates about our founding fathers Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Paine, James Madison, and Benjamin Franklin and they’re religious beliefs. There are those who believe in God and there are others that don’t. The argument that circulates this article is if our nation was raised upon a religion, and if it were then what religion was it? There is no evidence as to our nation being brought up by religion because our founding fathers had their own opinions about religion. That’s the main reason why they never really mentioned God and religion to the public until the Civil War when they put “In god we trust” on coins and in 1954 added “under god” in the Pledge of Allegiance. All we know is that Thomas Jefferson and John Adams made it clear that church wouldn’t interfere with states and to keep them separated. The “Treaty of Peace” in 1797
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