Amending the Constitution

“Almighty God, we make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt keep the United States in Thy holy protection…”
Those were the sentiments of George Washington in 1789 just after becoming President of the United States. Many Presidents and other federal officials have given similar supplications since, but in 1962 the Supreme Court ruled that such prayers could no longer be uttered in government schools because they violate the First Amendment of the Constitution.Article I – Religion and Free Speech.
 
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…
 
In the 1700s, most colonial governments followed the Old World or European tradition of establishing an official church that the people were expected to support and attend. In Virginia, for instance, it was the Anglican Church or Church of England. The legislature of the colony passed laws to punish parents who did not have their children baptized into

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