First Freedom: The Fight for Religious Liberty

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This is the story of how the most basic human freedom - freedom of conscience - for the first time in human history became an inalienable right protected by law.

Learn the story of how the Founding Fathers raised the ideal of religious freedom to the level of a fundamental human right. Told through re-enactments, hear the Founding Fathers’ own words and the commentary of key experts. The documentary profiles the lives and times of the colonial Americans — including Jefferson, Franklin and Washington — who codified freedom of conscience for the first time in human history as an inalienable right protected by law.

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