Class 5 - Review English legacy to American institutions can hardly be overstated(note English v British BUTironically the threat that put

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Review English legacy to American institutions can hardly be overstated (note English v. British) BUT…ironically the threat that put constitutional principles at the core of modern American culture also came from Britain Turning points: Henry VIII and the Church of England Religious rivalries of 16 th and 17 th centuries Trial and execution of Charles I The Glorious Revolution and English Bill of Rights
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Letter Concerning Toleration (1689) Key because religion permeated British and American culture Much of the wrestle about liberty came as a result of the religion question
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Religious Freedom Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties. John Milton, Areopagitica , 1644
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Religion and State Should we give a church power over an individual’s life, liberty or property? Should we give the state power to dictate religious orthodoxy? Religious Freedom = The “First Freedom” Why?
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Letter Concerning Toleration (1689) “Magistrates” (civil authorities) should have no power over a person’s beliefs and religious
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This note was uploaded on 10/25/2011 for the course AMERICAN H 100 taught by Professor Dr,holland during the Fall '08 term at BYU.

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