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Everson vs Board of Education

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Transcript of Everson vs Board of Education

Decision and how it got to Supreme Court.
Impact on American Life
How it got to the Supreme Court

It applied "establishment clause" in the countries Bill of Right to state law.
It was appealed in state level.
Everson thought it violated the 1st Amendment right freedom of religion.

Made no establishment of religion take in affect.
Parents that pay for Catholic transportation cannot be reimbursed.
Public transportation cannot show favor in a religion.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Vol XCIII, No. 311
Occurred in New Jersey, school board in the township of Ewing.
1st about establishment of religion.
Came from schools following NJ statutory law about each school district establish transportation to and from each school district.
School board was reimbursing parents that used public buses instead of school buses.
Some reimbursed parents who sent their kids on public buses to parochial schools.
Parochial schools taught the Catholic religion
The principle of the parochial was a priest.
Everson was a troubled tax payer by this
Everson did not want his tax dollars going to a religious institution that the NJ statute violated the "establishment of religion clause"

Everson vs Board of Education 1947
9 Background Facts

In the Supreme Court the decision was 1-5 in favor of Everson.
At the time there were 6 justices.
Justice Black was in favor of the township of Ewing.
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