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George Washington Recognized Equal Status of Jewish Americans
August 17, 1790

After his visit, George Washington wrote a response to the address written by Moses Seixas, a member of the Hebrew Congregation. Both addresses appeared at the same time in several newspapers. These are important because they mark the first presidential declaration of the free and equal status of Jewish-American citizens. Why do you think religious freedom is important?
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