Among the basic principles upon which America is based is the freedom of each person to worship as he or she pleases. That has made the United States a magnet for religious refugees for more than two centuries. However, it has done little to eliminate conflict and controversy over religious differences. "Church and State" examines the influence of religion on governmentand government on religionstopping at key moments along the way to examine the great debates in a nation founded on the idea of keeping them apart. Young readers will discover that the arguments taking place today are amazingly similar to the ones that have fanned the flames of passion for generations. "Church and State" engages young readers and provides them with the context and history needed to join the debate on these issues...and ultimately issues the challenge to Find Your Voice. Aligns with Common Core Language Arts Anchor Standards for Reading Informational Text and Speaking and Listening. Text contains critical thinking components in regards to social issues and history.