A Documentary history of religion in America's original thirteen states - "The whole power over the subject of religion is left exclusively to the State governments, to be acted upon according to their sense of justice and the State Constitutions," wrote Supreme Court Justice, Joseph Story, in his commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, 1833.
To understand the progression of religious freedom in America, it is necessary to review the Constitutions of the original thirteen states, together with the Colonial Charters that preceded them. Examining charters, constitutions, court decisions and correspondence, this overview of history is intended as a study help for those interested in discovering the role religion played in America's original thirteen states. Available as a 3-DVD set and 7-CD set, 8 hours.
Join William J Federer in this phenomenally insightful 8-hour series as he expounds upon the religious foundations of American government. His delivery is engaging as he deftly draws upon state constitutions and the writings of the American forefathers to unveil their clear intent to enshrine Religious Liberty as a prerequisite for any possibility of self-governance.
- Overview of the Original 13 States
- Preview of State Constitutions
- Deism - Franklin & Jefferson, Virginia - the First Colony
- Colonial Religious Development
- The Disestablishment of the Church of England
- Massachusetts' Colonial Development
- Massachusetts, Port Royal and Pennsylvania
- Massachusetts in Depth
- The Religious History of Maine
- Vermont - Religious Path to Self-Governance
- Connecticut - First Constitution
William J. Federer is a nationally known speaker, best-selling author, and president of Amerisearch, Inc., a publishing company dedicated to researching America's noble heritage.