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In order to understand this you have to know about the history. Religious groups (Baptist Christians) attempted to amend the Constitution of Virginia changing the words to "Our lord Jesus Christ." The measure was soundly defeated, with only 1 vote for the measure. This sentament was carried over into congressional debates on the constitution and was eventually enacted as part of the 1st amendment; thereby preventing the sponsorship of any one religion over another.

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Q: How did the Virginia statute for religious freedom influence the U.S. Constitution?
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