The political issues facing Americans have dominated focus throughout history. But religion has also played a significant role in determining the way of life in the country. Since America is known for upholding religious freedom, many individuals and organizations have immigrated here anticipating religious tolerance. It appears that religion has played and continues to play a substantial part in the social and political lives of all British colonies. Additionally, religious organizations were not left behind when the political revolution started, as indicated by the widespread occurrence of evangelical revivals in the eighteenth century. As a result, the examination is focused on discussing the fundamental role of religion and the elements that either increased or decreased its freedom from its inception to the year 1877.
Religious organizations were very important in every British colony. For African-Americans, religion served as a forum for public criticism of the degrading actions carried out by particular organizations. Additionally, the theological foundation provided colonies with a moral base from which to challenge British control. Each province therefore actively participated in the revolution, which was acceptable in God’s eyes. Additionally, in the pursuit of a liberalized state, the majority of clergy served as congressional representatives, committee witnesses, and military chaplains. The church was also very important in advancing public morality (Foner 600). As a result, the church’s participation strengthened democracy as a whole and the entire government.
However, religion did not sufficiently promote harmony. Instead, each tribe adhered to its customs and lived by its own set of distinctive principles. Due to these differences, there was a need to foster rules and regulations that would protect every group from being persecuted by more powerful assemblies. As a result, several amendments were made to ensure that freedom of religion was fully upheld (Foner 2). (Foner 2).