Unequal Rights in Maryland
In 1776 all persons who said they were Christians, except Quakers, were given equal protection of the laws in Maryland, others were not.
The Declaration of Independence stated that all men are created equal, and
Article 6 of the US Constitution states that “No religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any public office or public trust under the United States.”
The first amendment to the Constitution also says: Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.
Write a letter to the Editor of a newspaper that explains how why the following laws in Maryland (1776) needed to be changed:
Jews were under marked disabilities as jurors as witnesses.