While much of the world still faces restrictions on religion, America's unique approach brought about both religious freedom and spiritual vibrancy.
To know what the Framers intended, we need to understand the historical context.
A historian tackles one of American history’s thorniest questions
Four hundred years ago this year, two momentous events happened in Britain’s fledgling colony in Virginia: the New World’s first democratic assembly convened, and an English privateer brought kidnapped Africans to sell as slaves. Such were the conflicted origins of modern America.