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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.
The review of this Book prepared by Angie Yan








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Kind Of History

Time of history:    -   18th century History of a people?    -   Yes History of religion?    -   Yes Nationality?    -   American--General Religion?    -   Many different religions Largely political history?    -   Yes Kind of political history    -   democracy

Subjects of this Historical Account

Is the portrayal sympathetic?    -   Neutral From a certain profession/group?    -   politicians Intelligence of subject of history:    -   Smart

Setting

United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

How much gore?    -   1 () How fast-paced is the book?    -   5 () Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Book makes you feel...    -   challenged How much focus on stories of individuals?    -   Focuses mostly on history of key players How much romance?    -   3 () Historical short story collection?    -   Yes Minor characters feature lots of:    -   politicians Is this a kid's book?    -   Ages 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A handful Length of book    -   201-250 pages How much emphasis on small details?    -   4 ()

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