Engel v. Vitale by Shane Mountjoy
  

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Engel v. Vitale by Shane Mountjoy

What happens when a state board prescribes a prayer for public school children to recite in every classroom each morning as part of its program of moral and spiritual training ? This question faced the U.S. Supreme Court in 1962 when they heard arguments in Engel v. Vitale. What some observers considered to be nothing more than a school tradition became the basis of a key constitutional question dealing with religious freedom and the meaning of separation of church and state in the United States. Engel v. Vitale serves as a useful primer of an issue that remains an emotionally charged one today. Combining absorbing profiles of key litigants with carefully selected full-color photographs, extensive footnotes, and a chronology and timeline, historian Shane Mountjoy provides excellent coverage of this decisive case.

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Format

Hardback
128 pages

Author

Shane Mountjoy
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Publisher

Chelsea House Publishers

Publication date

15th December 2006

ISBN

9780791092415


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