Historical Laws And Freedom Of Religion  

The Freedom of Religion in the US is a basic right promised to an American citizen by the Constitution. Historical laws and freedom of religion have been strongly associated in the history of the U.S. Constitution.

The theory of Freedom of Religion was first used in the year 1634 by the government of a Maryland colony established by Lord Baltimore. However, it was officially put into effect as a fundamental civil liberty in the year 1649, under the historical Maryland Toleration Act.

The law of freedom of religion was repealed after Maryland’s Protestant Revolution of 1689. Complete tolerance to free religious practices was restored in Maryland only after the American Revolution, when American Declaration of Independence was finally signed by Charles Carroll of Carrolton, Maryland.

Currently, freedom of religion has been accurately stated and explained in detail in the First Constitutional Amendment included in the Bill of Rights. The issue of freedom of religion has been stated in the U.S. Constitution at two different places -- in Article VI and in the First Amendment. Article VI forbids religious tests as a provision to hold public office. On the other hand, the ‘Establishment Clause’ and the ‘Free Exercise Clause’ of the First Amendment prevents the federal government from implementing any law that is biased towards the promotion of a particular religion.

It also prohibits the government from preventing the citizens from freely choosing and practicing the religion of their choice. The religious civil rights have been promised to the U.S. citizens in the 14th Constitutional Amendment. Section 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment makes illegal any kind of discrimination done on the basis of religion. Besides, it also guarantees equal protection of laws for every individual, without any discrimination or prejudices. 

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