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Handout F: Two Views of the Relationship of Church and State Scenario Cards

Scenario Cards

Directions: Assess how Washington and Jefferson might have responded to each scenario below based on their views.

Scenario 1

A local public school reads a non-denominational prayer that no player is hurt and that all players exhibit good sportsmanship at a high school football game.

Scenario 2

A civic group wants to place a Ten Commandments plaque outside a state courthouse to promote civic virtue and morality.

Scenario 3

Congress passes an act allowing taxpayer money to support vouchers for students to attend Catholic schools.

Scenario 4

Congress passes an act stating that Presbyterianism will be the official Church of the United States.

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