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[contents] Introduction xxx Christian America xxx Settlers try to plant Protestantism as the official faith ¿ and fail Ben Franklin xxx The Puritan New Ager The Evangelical Revolution xxx A cross-eyed preacher fuels the drive for independence and religious freedom John Adams xxx The Angry Unitarian The Godly Roots of Rebellion xxx Fear of Anglicans and Catholics helps cause the American Revolution George Washington xxx Protected by God Holy War xxx George Washington uses religious tolerance, and appeals to God, to win the War of Independence Thomas Jefferson xxx The Pious Infidel Nature's God Meets the Supreme Judge xxx The Declaration of Independence and the God compromise James Madison xxx The Radical Pluralist "A Diabolical Persecution" xxx A wave of bigotry in Madison's backyard changes history The Mighty Current of Freedom xxx After independence, the states begin wrenching themselves from the old church-state models The Godless Constitution xxx The Founders reject the approach of their forefathers The First Amendment Compromise xxx Building a wall that look good from all sides Practicing What They Preached xxx The first presidencies bring inspiring rhetoric, dirty politics, and sharp disagreement among the Founders Friends in Heaven xxx The Founders end their spiritual journeys and prepare to continue the conversation in the next life They Were Right xxx Acknowledgments Notes Index About the Author
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Freedom of religion -- United States.
United States -- Religion -- History.