Religious Persecution in America


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What religious conflict in Europe served as the backdrop for the colonization of North America?

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1. What American new religion emerged in the 19th century that proposed a new revelation and holy book for Christianity?

2. Why were Native American children taken from their families in the late 19th century?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Despite being a land that champions the ideal of religious freedoms, the U.S. periodically has had eras of religious oppression. This assessment has been composed to help you test your understanding of these eras and who were oppressed.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will test your understanding of:

  • Origins of the ideal of religious freedom in the U.S.
  • Religion that added a new holy book and revelation to Christianity
  • The oppression of Native American cultures
  • Religious persecution in the U.S. today

Skills Practiced

With this quiz you will also assess these skills:

  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concepts religious freedom and religious oppression to answer questions
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the history of religions in the U.S. and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding specific examples of religious oppression

Additional Learning

To improve your understanding of religious oppression in the U.S., complete the lesson called Religious Persecution in America. The lesson will help you answer the questions of this assessment as well as study:

  • Early religions of the U.S.
  • Nativism and the KKK
  • American history relating to religions such as Catholicism, Judaism, Wicca and atheism