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Overview: How should the United States balance religious liberty with the interests of the community? In 1972, the Supreme Court released a landmark decision in a case concerning a Wisconsin compulsory education law and whether it violated the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment.
- What did the Supreme Court rule in the case of Cantwell v. Connecticut?
- Why were Jonas Yoder and the other Amish parents fined by the state of Wisconsin?
- Why did the Amish families argue their children did not need to attend school until the age of 16?
- How did Wisconsin defend its compulsory education law?
- Describe the Supreme Court’s decision in your own words.
- In recent decades, what other issues has the Supreme Court ruled on regarding the free exercise of religious liberty?
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