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The Battle Over School Prayer: How Engel V. Vitale Changed America (Landmark Law Cases and American Society)

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It has become known to many as the moment when the U.S. Supreme Court kicked God out of the public schools, supposedly paving the way for a decline in educational quality and a dramatic rise in delinquency and immorality. The 6-to-1 decision in "Engel v. Vitale" (1962) not only sparked outrage among a great many religious Americans, it also rallied those who cried out ...more
Paperback, 263 pages
Published April 27th 2007 by University Press of Kansas (first published April 22nd 2007)
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The Battle Over School Prayer: How Engel v. Vitale Changed America (2007).
A very good introduction to an issue that many people will try to ‘short cut’ by claiming that the wall of separation is right there in the constitution. By looking at each of the Supreme Court cases that helped to define the application of the First Amendment author Dierenfield helps readers to sift through the many (and misguided) layers of popular culture surrounding the notion of the separation of church and state

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