George Washington Freedom

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Austin Rademeyer Mrs. Eilerman 3rd Block 29 October 2012 May George Have Mercy on Us George Washington was chosen as the first president because he was not only a leader, as proven during the Revolution, but also believed in the freedoms he fought for. Many of the revolutionaries that fought were just avoiding the high priced taxing, but Washington truly wanted to be free. His belief was that you should not be told which religion to worship. However, all religions have not been allowed to practice their principles. Washington’s ideal freedoms were limited because he thought that certain ways of worship should be prohibited. The Mormons learned that Washington’s beliefs did not agree with theirs when they were convicted of bigamy. These court cases go on to affect similar court cases in the future by setting precedence. If George Washington was still in charge, America would be much more tolerant of other minority religions.…show more content…
Their beliefs are unique but that puts them at a disadvantage. George Washington still supports religious freedoms even though not all of their requirements. Washington openly acknowledged the natural right of a person’s freedom of religion. Word Count: 796 Works Cited Scott, Donald. "Mormonism and the American Mainstream." Mormonism and the American Mainstream. Queens College, Aug. 2004. Web. 27 Oct. 2012. <>. "The George Washington Letter." PBS. PBS, n.d. Web. 27 Oct. 2012. <>. "The Mormon Cases." Justia Law. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Oct. 2012. <>. "What Is the Purpose of My Life?" Mormon Church, n.d. Web. 27 Oct. 2012.

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