Jefferson to the Danbury Baptists (Audio)

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This is a dramatic reading of a letter Jefferson wrote to the Danbury Baptist Association, who sent him a congratulatory note–along with a giant cheese–when he became president in 1801. In this response, he affirmed his support for religious freedom and praised the 1st Amendment for “building a wall of separation between Church & State” to protect this important civil right.

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