During the week of Passover and Easter, the U.S. Capitol Historical Society will continue its series on the U.S. Constitution with a webinar on the history and significance of the First Amendment and religious freedom. Joining us for this important discussion will be Steven Waldman, the author of the national bestseller, “Founding Faith: Providence, Politics, and the Birth of Religious Freedom in America.”
During this event, we'll discuss religion (and persecution) in colonial America from the Pilgrims through the passage of the Bill of Rights; the faiths of the Founding Fathers and their belief in religious freedom; and the original meaning of the First Amendment's “free exercise” clause that is still debated today.
Whether you are a person of faith, or not, this event will shed important light on how one of America's most unique and important freedoms, continues to impact us today.
Like all USCHS webinars, this event is free and open to the public; registration is required.