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The First Amendment since it states that there will be "no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;"

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Which of these actions would be protected by the First Amendment?

A local government prevents a religious group from building a place of worship.

Does the constitution mandate the separation of church and state?

It is NOT in the Constitution. The Constitution guarantees the freedom of religion. Separation of church and state is from Thomas Jefferson's reply to the Danbury Baptist Association Jan 1, 1802:GENTLEMEN,--The affectionate sentiments of esteem and approbation which you are so good as to express towards me, on behalf of the Danbury Baptist Association, give me the highest satisfaction. My duties dictate a faithful and zealous pursuit of the interests of my constituents, and in proportion as they are persuaded of my fidelity to those duties, the discharge of them becomes more and more pleasing.Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legislative powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should "make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof," thus building a wall of separation between Church and State. Adhering to this expression of the supreme will of the nation in behalf of the rights of conscience, I shall see with sincere satisfaction the progress of those sentiments which tend to restore to man all his natural rights, convinced he has no natural right in opposition to his social duties.I reciprocate your kind prayers for the protection and blessing of the common Father and Creator of man, and tender you for yourselves and your religious association, assurances of my high respect and esteem.The purpose of separation of church and state was so that government could not control religion and no one religion could control the government. There was concern about government forcing one religion as had happened in England. There also was concern about one religion controlling the government. Just for an example, if several top official were Catholics and were governing in the best interest of the Catholic church. Also the Pope, throughout history, had great influence over governments in Europe. The point of all of this was to make it so any one could practice any religion and the government could not stop you, or force you.It is not in the Constitution.

Who Formed the Dutch West India Company and what was its purpose?

The Dutch government founded it. Was done for world trade. 1669: peak of prosperity. 1700s: suffered great loss due to sugar oversupply forcing it bankruptcy. 1798: closed down.

Should government force people to take action to control population growth or should it be done voluntarily?

Rather than forcing people, an alternative method might be to recognise the benefits of a larger population (a larger workforce for example) and to provide benefits for families that limit themselves to smaller numbers of children.

What is the name of first 10 ameendments?

The following is the first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution. Called the "Bill of Rights"Amendment 1: Freedom of religion, speech, press, and assembly; the right to petition the government.Amendment 2: Right to bear arms and maintain state militias (National Guard).Amendment 3: Troops may not be quartered in homes in peacetime.Amendment 4: No unreasonable searches or seizures.Amendment 5: Grand Jury indictment required to prosecute a person for a serious crime. No "double jeopardy" -- being tried twice for the same offense. Forcing a person to testify against himself or herself prohibited. No loss of life, liberty or property without due process.Amendment 6: Right to speedy, public, impartial trial with defense counsel, and right to cross-examine witnesses.Amendment 7: Jury trials in civil suits where value exceeds 20 dollars.Amendment 8: No excessive bail or fines, no cruel and unusual punishments.Amendment 9: Unlisted rights are not necessarily denied.Amendment 10: Powers not delegated to the United States or denied to states are reserved to the states or to the people.

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What is outlawed by the third amendment?

The Third Amendment prohibits the government from forcing people to provide shelter for soldiers in their homes. However, in times of war, Congress may require a homeowner to house soldiers, but only under conditions spelled out by law.

What is the Amendment III in simlpe language?

This amendment prohibits the government from forcing people to provide shelter for (quarter) soldiers in their homes. During times of war, Congress may require a homeowner to house soldiers but only under conditions spelled out by law.

Is talking about religion in school illegal?

no. forcing someone to might be.

What does respecting an establishment of religion mean?

It means "relating to an aspect of religion." So for example in the US constitution when it says "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion"It is saying congress can make no law regarding religion. That is, it can't promote one religion over the other, or create a religion, or pass a law forcing people to follow a religion, or to not follow a religion, or forcing people to pray, etc. It's also often called the "establishment cause" or the "seperation of church and state." The US was the first country to do this, at the time in many countries people were forced to go to church under penalty of law, and worship the government's official religion or be punished (sometimes by death).

Are there negative repercussions of forcing religion on children?

I would say that forcing religion is not a good thing. And that is coming from a Christian. Forcing religion does not allow them to develop a faith of their own or let them think for themselves. In the end, let them decide what they will decide. It is about giving them the tools and support if they choose to adopt the religion and grow in it. Supporting individual thinking and facts is good. If you force it, they may be close minded and/or doubtful, because they didn't have to make the decision by THEMSELVES, on THEIR terms.

What are some examples of migrates?

The government forcing Native peoples to move unto reservations. The slave trade: forcing Africans into America

How was the Quartering Act connected to th Bill of Rights?

The Quartering Act was passed by the British parliament to force British troops into American homes. This inspired the third amendment of the Bill of Rights which forbids government from forcing Americans to house soldiers.

How did religion shape Europeans treatment of Native Americans?

the euros taught the natives about Jesuits and Ursuline forcing to believe euros had the right religion.

What is the word for spreading religion - it begins with a p?

The word is "proselytizing" but its original meaning had to do with forcing one's religion upon another.

Do Muslims get to have prayer in schools?

In the United States, any student (or teacher) can pray in school, and the religion is not supposed to matter. Students can- and do- form their own prayer, bible study, and other religious-based groups. That's all totally legal. The rule, as decided by the Supreme Court, is that the public schools themselves cannot force or otherwise coerce students to pray- the reason being that the Constitution disallows the government from choosing an official religion. If public schools (which are paid for by everyone who pays taxes, regardless of their religion) are forcing students to pray, then who decides what religion's type of prayer they are supposed to use? Well, the Constitution doesn't allow the government to choose one over the others.

How are citizens protected under the and fourth amendment?

The third amendment prevents the military from forcing citizens to house soliders and the Fourth Amendment makes sure that before a citizens property can be searched, authorities must now get a search warrant.- Your welcome.

What are some examples of forced migration?

Examples include the Trail of Tears, where Native Americans were forcibly relocated from their ancestral lands in the United States, the transatlantic slave trade, where millions of Africans were forcibly taken to the Americas, and the Rohingya refugee crisis, where Rohingya Muslims were displaced from Myanmar due to persecution.