The Separation of Church and State

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1994 - 189 頁

Students learn about the Establishment Clause and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment and discover how just 16 words in the U.S. Constitution inaugurated a debate that continues to this day. The author objectively follows the debate in relation to prayer in public schools, government support for religious schools, the right to speak and raise money for religious causes, when religion conflicts with the law, and where this issue stands today.

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Prayer in Public Schools
11
Government Support for Religious Schools
35
Symbols of Separation
57
The Right to Speak and Raise Money
76
Education Conscience and Religion
96
When Religion Conflicts with the Law
112
The Wall of Separation Today
138
Glossary of Legal Terms
143
Further Reading
149
Constitution of the United States
153
Justices of the Supreme Court
172
A Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom in Virginia
176
Index
179
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第 49 頁 - establishment of religion" clause of the First Amendment means at least this: Neither a state nor the Federal Government can set up a church. Neither can pass laws which aid one religion, aid all religions, or prefer one religion over another.
第 94 頁 - The very purpose of a Bill of Rights was to withdraw certain subjects from the vicissitudes of political controversy, to place them beyond the reach of majorities and officials and to establish them as legal principles to be applied by the courts.
第 164 頁 - No Person held to Service or Labour in one State, under the Laws thereof, escaping into another, shall, in Consequence of any Law or Regulation therein, be discharged from such Service or Labour, but shall be delivered up on Claim of the Party to whom such Service or Labour may be due. Section 3. New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union; but no new State shall be formed or erected within the Jurisdiction of any other State; nor any State be formed by the Junction of two or more...
第 92 頁 - Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them...
第 158 頁 - Senators. The Congress shall assemble at least once in every Year, and such Meeting shall be on the first Monday in December, unless they shall by Law appoint a different Day.
第 171 頁 - January, of the years in which such terms would have ended if this article had not been ratified; and the terms of their successors shall then begin.

關於作者 (1994)

DARIEN A. MCWHIRTER is an attorney specializing in employment and constitutional law. He received a Ph.D. in political science from Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut and a J.D. from the University of Texas Law School, Austin. He was a staff attorney with the Texas Association of School Boards and general counsel at the National Center for Employee Ownership. Dr. McWhirter is the author of Your Rights at Work and Sharing Ownership, and the coauthor of Privacy in the Workplace and Privacy as a Constitutional Right as well as the Exploring the Constitution Series, published by Oryx Press. He is a member of the California and Texas Bar Associations.

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