Then in 1802, Thomas Jefferson, in a letter wrote: “I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should ‘make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,’ thus building a wall of separation between Church and State.”
Being Famous for believing in the separation of Church and State He as the president made exceptions in allowing government treaties with the Native Americans to build churches and educate them to read with United States Government money.
Using Government money to encourage and build religious institutions and fund missions was a completely new concept at the time.
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