Religious Intolerance In Early America

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Religious Intolerance In Early America It is common belief that America was founded and built as a haven for victims of religious persecution from all across Europe. In the early years, our country saw Puritans, Quakers, Baptists, Catholics, Jews, and others flee from Europe in hope of religious tolerance in a land that would be unbiased and impartial towards their respective religions. Did every religion find this highly coveted “religious tolerance”? The answer, in my …

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…my opinion that America, said to be founded as a religious haven, was actually not a religious haven at all, but rather a place where the religiously persecuted came to practice preach own beliefs and essentially proselytize the colonies. It finally took the War for Independence in the late 1700’s to join the colonies together under one cause, thus easing religious tension and forming the religiously free country that we live in today. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography**