|Plot Summary of Franklin, Jefferson, & Madison: On Religion and the State|
In the American tradition of historical narratives, this book traces the lives of Franklin, Jefferson, and Madison with empasis on their religious views and personal expressions of faith. They held strong religious beliefs as evidenced by the their personal papers.These documents show, according to teh author, that the three early American founders were united on six major points:
1. Freedom of Religion is a fundamental right.
2. No one, especially goverment officials, should interfere with the free exercise of religion.
3. There should be no one official religion of the United States.
4. Federal tax dollars should not be allocated to favored churches or religious groups.
5. Different religions from around the world should be respected.
6. The separation of Church and State should be maintained.
The unique contribution of this book offers a fresh look at ideas that set precedence for interpreting the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.
This synopsis report prepared by Angie Yan
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|Chapter Analysis of Franklin, Jefferson, & Madison: On Religion and the State|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Kind Of History
Time of history:
- 18th century
History of a people?
History of religion?
- Many different religions
Largely political history?
Kind of political history
Subjects of this Historical Account
Is the portrayal sympathetic?
From a certain profession/group?
Intelligence of subject of
How much gore?
- 1 ()
How fast-paced is the book?
- 5 ()
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Book makes you feel...
How much focus on stories of individuals?
- Focuses mostly on history of key players
How much romance?
- 3 ()
Historical short story collection?
Minor characters feature lots of:
Is this a kid's book?
- Ages 16-Adult
- A handful
Length of book
- 201-250 pages
How much emphasis on small details?
- 4 ()
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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