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Religion & the First Amendment: Establishment Clause


The doctrine known as the separation of church and state is most commonly associated with the establishment clause.  However, because so many works are written just on that subject or cross over into the realm of free exercise as well, a separate tab (above) has been created to accomodate the topic. 

Scholarly Articles

Current scholarly articles on this subject may be found in the databases linked under 'Research Tools in the header above.

Suggested search terms follow. Tailor your search further by recombining these terms and placing them into the search syntax particular to the database you use.

  • "establishment clause"
  • state establish religion
  • "Supreme Court"
  • "Coersion test"
  • "Endorsement test"
  • "Lemon test"

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