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How does the American Dream give access to religious freedom?

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The Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson, mentions "certain unalienable rights," which include "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." "Unalienable rights" refers to natural rights, or those rights that people are born with and that cannot be taken away by the government, according to John Locke's idea of the Social Contract. Practicing one's religion is part of liberty and of the pursuit of happiness.

The idea of religious freedom is also given in the First Amendment to the Constitution, which states that the Congress will not establish a religion as the law of the country and will not stop people from practicing their religion. Therefore,...

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