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Free Exercise Clause Viewing Guide

Introduction: The Founders believed that religious liberty was a sacred, inalienable right. Use this viewing guide as you watch our Homework Help video on the Free Exercise Clause.

  1. How did European history influence the Founders’ thinking on the free exercise of religion?
  2. Why did the Founders believe freedom of religion to be an inalienable right?
  3. What was one of the first documents to assert that individuals have a right to freely exercise their religion?
  4. What does the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment state?
  5. What did the Supreme Court rule in Wisconsin v. Yoder?
  6. How did the Supreme Court differentiate between belief and actions in the case of Employment Division v. Smith?

Access the answer key to our viewing guide here.