The First Amendment begins with the words:
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..."
The first of these clauses is commonly referred to as the "establishment clause," while the second is known as the "free exercise clause."
This guide is divided into sections (see tabs at top) to help you focus your research.
This Guide was originally developed and annotated by Deborah Lord as a part of the Law Librarianship course.