Learn about the struggles that religious groups faced in building places of worship in early American history, and consider the parallels to issues of religious freedom today.
Read a transcript of the press conference that took place ten days after Michael Brown’s death and several days after responsibility for security in Ferguson was transferred from local police to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
President Grant replies to Gov. Chamerlain's request for Federal intervention in South Carolina, noting "there has never been a desire on the part of the North to humiliate the South."
The 1876 presidential race between Republican Rutherford B. Hayes and Democrat Samuel Tilden was extremely close. Amidst violence, intimidation, and voter fraud, the winner of the election for president and governor in South Carolina, Florida, and Louisiana was disputed. These states were the last three former Confederate states governed by Republicans. Congress set up a special commission to decide the election, and a compromise was reached. According to the Compromise of 1877, the three Southern states would give their electoral votes for president to Republican Rutherford B. Hayes, but Democrats would be allowed to take control of the governments of those states. Hayes was inaugurated on March 5, 1877. Among his first acts was to end Northern occupation of the states still under military control.
Learn about the religious landscape of colonial America to better understand religious freedom today.
Examine the rise of nativism and anti-Catholic prejudices in the 1800s in the US and consider connections to issues surrounding religious freedom today.