Religious freedom is a right guaranteed to all Americans as stated in the Bill of Rights. The documents selected illustrate the struggle to obtain and maintain religious freedom from the 1600s through the 1800s. One document predates William Penn's arrival in the colonies with his vision for religious freedom. The other documents suggest how this theme in American history plays out for differing groups.
The Freedom Teacher Fellow was funded through a Bank of America grant for the digital history project Preserving American Freedom.