Lesson 18: How does the Constitution protect your right to freedom of religion?

Lesson Purpose

The Founders thought the right to freedom of religion was so important that they placed it at the beginning of the Bill of Rights. In this lesson, you will learn why the Founders thought this freedom was so important. You will learn how the Constitution protects religious freedom. You will also study situations in which religious freedom may be limited when it conflicts with other important rights and interests.