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Join us on September 1, 2015, at 4:30 p.m. (PT) @crfusa will host an hour-long #BRIAchat for all anyone who reads and uses Bill of Rights in Action (BRIA). Share and learn ideas and methods for making BRIA an integral part of your social studies classroom with other members of the nationwide BRIA community!


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freeexerciveicon1NEW COMMON CORE LESSON:  The Free Exercise of Religion in America 

When, if ever, may the government limit freedom of religion? The Supreme Court and Congress have grappled with this question.

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution begins with what are known as the religion clauses: “Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof . . . .” Note that initially the First Amendment only limited the actions of Congress, our national legislature, but not the governments of any of the states. That came later more. . .