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Running head: RESPONSE PAPER #1 1 Response Paper #1 Maggie Lysakowski Rasmussen College Author Note This paper is being submitted on January 22, 2017, for Sherry Kamrowski’s G333 American Religious History course.
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RESPONSE PAPER #1 2 Response Paper #1 The history of American religion is complex. There are many factors that led to the establishment of religion in America. In colonial culture Christian religious groups played an influential role in each of the British colonies, and most attempted to enforce strict religious observance through both colony governments and local town rules. Laws mandated that everyone attend a house of worship and pay taxes that funded the salaries of ministers. Eight of thirteen colonies had official or established churches [Fac17]. Differing Christian groups often believed that their own practices and faiths provided unique values that needed protection against those who disagreed, driving a need for rule and regulation. Anglicanism and Congregationalism, established themselves as the main organized
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