American Portraits

Roger Williams: Man of the Word

In this lesson, students will understand how Roger Williams’ identity drove him to found a new colony based on religious liberty. They will also learn how they can use their identity to help them make good decisions.

Founding Principles

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Freedom of Religion

The freedom to exercise one's own religious beliefs without interference from the government is essential to the existence of a free society.

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Except where authorized by citizens through the Constitution, the government does not have the authority to limit freedom.

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