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RWS 280 Paper 3 Unlike most countries, America is very young, and was thereby blessed with the ability to review trends in history whilst composing its own constitution. This new republic modeled itself after a medley of government structures that had proven effective, but more importantly avoided policies that might be detrimental to her development. The decision to eliminate the fusion of religion from politics has led to what is commonly referred to as the separation of church and state. Religioustolerance.org discusses struggles that have been experienced throughout Europe; which is home to many nations that permit a relationship between the two realms. Britain, for instance, “has recognized the Church of England as their official religion for centuries [and] changes in church policies must be approved by the House of Lords” (79). Likewise, “the German government collects religious taxes from the public, and transfers them to the main Protestant and Catholic churches” (religoustolerance.org 79).

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