Wisconsin Vs Yoder Argumentative Essay

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In the first Amendment it says “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” The government allows multiple different religions in the U.S. The U.S government doesn’t tolerate religious actions that may be going against the law. Over time there are many different court cases that were coming up, which made it harder to determine the verdict for each case. The government decided to use the Sherbert test to resolve this issue. The Sherbert test has to have a compelling state interest for the law and the law is the least restrictive means of advancing the CSI. The U.S government allows the protection of religious belief, which means people have the right to believe in anyone or…show more content…
In the United States the law requires that a child must complete their basic education. Yet the Amish men didn’t want to send their children to school because it’s important to follow the bible teachings. The state of Wisconsin didn’t like that the children were not receiving a proper education. Therefore, the three Amish men were fined five dollars each for not sending their children to school. The Amish men went to court to fight this case. The state wants to ensure that its citizens have a proper education and can be good members of society. Yet in this case the Amish men argue that they provide the children education, but in a different way. The children were learning manual skills. The judges looking over the case saw that the Amish children raised in these communities were being better members of society than those who came out of a public school. It was interesting that how the judges were supporting the Amish children very strongly. The court felt that the Amish people had the right to freely exercise their religion and beliefs. The court decided that the Amish men shouldn’t have been fined the five dollars. The judge was praising the Amish children. While in the other case the Native Americans were looked down because of their actions. I agree with the use of the Sherbert test in these cases. The Sherbert test helps to
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