GOV-240 American Government
W2 – Constitutional Queries
Two Parts to this assignment:
Answer the DQ in 50 words or more (be specific):
Many interpret the First Amendment as establishing a “separation of church and state”. Those words, however, do not appear in the U.S. Constitution. Rather it states: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…
“Did the Framers get it wrong — should they have erected a “wall”? Consider that and provide one or two examples of other governments, past or present that did not separate religion from their government.
In the examples you provide, discuss whether or not the combination of religion and government helped or hindered the country and its people.
Answer the questions listed below. Each response should be a minimum of 75 words.
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