The Role of Religion in the 2008 United States Presidential Election


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The Role of Religion in the 2008 United States Presidential Election
According to the Constitution of the United States, ratified in 1787, the citizens of the U.S. have the freedom to practice religion as they see fit; at the same time, religion and politics, or more colloquially, Church and State, are meant to be separated in conducting the county’s business, and no specific religious “test” must be passed in order to qualify for any seat of public office (United States Constitution). Despite these fundamental tenets of American national policy, religion has had a significant role in the establishment of the United States as a nation and in many, if not all, presidential, state, and local elections. A fundamental belief in a...
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