Church and State

The relationship between religion and government.

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church & state
church and state
kerk en staat Dutch
iglesia y estado Spanish

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A term referring to the legal separation of any religious principles and the United States government as stated in the first amendment of the United States Constitution: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof."

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300055491. The J. Paul Getty Trust.