The freedom to practice religion without government interference predates the founding of the United States. The Puritans and other religions came to the New World partly so they could openly worship without persecution. While persecution certainly still existed, this idea became a big part of the First Amendment to the Constitution. This detailed volume introduces readers to the right to freedom of religion through historical context, challenges to that right, and Supreme Court rulings on cases dealing with freedom of religion. The main content is unbiased and written in clear language appropriate for readers exploring this important topic.