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United States of America 
Constitution

Adopted on: 17 Sep 1787 (Document Status: 1994)

Article VI [Constitutional Status] 

(3) The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.
Amendments

Amendment I [1791 - Religion, Speech, Press, Assembly, Petition] 

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Note: Further information on the constitutional background of the United States is provided by the International Constitutional Law Project at the University of Wuerzburg. 
 


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