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Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island, 1971
Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island, 1971

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

The First Amendment and nine other amendments make up the Bill of Rights, which was adopted in 1791. The First Amendment states, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof."
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