The Founders and the Free Exercise Clause
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The Founders and the Free Exercise Clause

The American peoples’ understanding of the First Amendment has changed significantly throughout our history, particularly in terms of the religion and speech clauses. This webinar series will explore both the history and the current state of constitutional law regarding this amendment. After participating in this series, educators will better understand the nuances of interpreting, applying and critiquing Supreme Court decisions involving these clauses.

This webinar focuses on the Founders’ views on the role of religion in public life.

Our First Amendment webinars will meet monthly on select Saturday mornings from 10.45am – 12pm ET. Participants are highly encouraged to complete the readings in advance, as well as submit questions several days in advance.  Those who remain digitally present for the duration of the webinar will receive an attendance letter from Teaching American History for 1.25 hours of professional development.

Readings: Packet attached below


November 11, 2023 -
November 11, 2023
10:45 AM EDT
12:00 PM EDT
Teaching American History
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Assistant Professor of Political Science at Ashland University
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty at United States Coast Guard Academy
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty at Claremont McKenna College