How has the “separation of church and state” evolved in America? Learn about the tumultuous 400-year history of religion and public life in the US – from the first European settlements to the 2008 presidential election.
This six-hour video series examines how the American concept of religious liberty evolved, and how that ideal has played out in the nation’s courts and political arena. How waves of new immigrants and religious revival created competition in the religious marketplace. How social reform movements have prompted believers to put their faith into political action. And how religion has influenced conflicts from the American Revolution to the Cold War.