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New York, Massachusetts, Virginia, and several other states ratified the Constitution with recommendations for further protection of individual rights, among them liberty of conscience. Accordingly, Congress passed the Bill of Rights in 1789, and the states ratified these amendments in 1791. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,” stated the First Amendment. Once again, the congressional discussion was brief and dispassionate (Levy 1986).
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