The Establishment Clause of the First Amendment governs the relationship between the institutions of the church and those of the state; the Supreme Court, as arbiter of the Constitution, has, since 1947, sought to determine where the line between the two should be drawn. This book shows how and why the Court drew the line in particular cases and how and why the lines that were drawn by the Court had an impact on the relationship between institutions of government and the Church, shaping US politics and society.Using the Supreme Court's cases as a framework, the book shows how the constitutiona
Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Tables; Acknowledgements; A Note on Sources; Introduction; Interpreting the Establishment Clause; Beyond the Court; Education and the Church-State Issue; Part One; School Aid; Introduction; Chapter 1; The Beginnings: Everson and Allen; Laying the Foundations: Everson v. Board of Education; Federal Aid to Education: The Political Context, 1947-1965; School Aid Returns to the Court: Board of Education v. Allen; Concluding Thoughts; Chapter 2; Reassessing the Burger Court; The Emergence of a Test: Lemon v. Kurtzman The Court United and Divided: The Path to RosenbergerThe Court United and Divided; A Clash of Principles? Speech or Money; The (Non) Reaction to Equal Access; Concluding Thoughts; Conclusion; The Theories; The Court; The Issues; The Context; Concluding Thoughts; Notes; Introduction; Part One; Chapter 1; Chapter 2; Chapter 3; Part Two; Chapter 4; Chapter 5; Chapter 6; Chapter 7; Chapter 8; Conclusion; Bibliography; Primary Sources; Secondary Sources; Index
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