First Freedom: The Fight for Religious Liberty Watch: Church and State Watch: Campaign of 1800
First Freedom: The Fight for Religious Liberty The adoption of separating church and state caused a shift in human history. Watch: Church and State Thomas Jefferson and James Madison fought to establish the separation of church and state Watch: Campaign of 1800 The campaign of 1800 severed the once-strong relationship between Jefferson and Adams.

First Freedom: The Fight for Religious Liberty

First Freedom: The Fight for Religious Liberty is the story of how the most basic of human freedoms - freedom of conscience - was codified for the first time in human history as an inalienable human right protected by law.

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Lee Groberg has over 20 years of experience in the production of historical documentaries

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Learn more about how the founders came to their decision on the freedom of conscience