First Freedom

Premiered December 2012

The story of how freedom of conscience becomes the 1st promise to all Americans.

“First Freedom: The Fight for Religious Liberty” was made possible with support from the GFC Foundation, The Annenberg Foundation, The Larry H. and Gail Miller Family Foundation, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, The One Foundation, Garfield and Margo Cook, and other generous contributions.

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A City Upon A Hill

What is religious freedom?


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Campaign of 1800

The campaign of 1800 severed the once-strong relationship between Jefferson and Adams.


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Church and State

Thomas Jefferson and James Madison fought to establish the separation of church and state


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Independence is Blasphemy

The British perceived Americans’ fight for independence as an act of blasphemy


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First Freedom - Preview

The idea of freedom of religion in the USA ignited a fundamental shift in human history


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