A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Earmarks
Elastic Clause
Elections
Electoral College
Electronic Voting
Emergency Spending
Emoluments
Entitlements
Enumerated
Enumerated Powers
Enumerated Rights
Equal Protection
Equality
Equity
Establishment Clause
Estate Tax
Ethanol
Ex Post Facto Law
Excessive Bail
Executive Branch
Executive Order
Executive Privilege
Exit Poll
Exoneration
Exploratory Committee
Exports
Extradition
Establishment Clause
The establishment clause prevents the government from creating a church, endorsing religion in general, or favoring one set of religious beliefs over another. As the Supreme Court decided in 1947 in Everson v. Board of Education of Ewing Township, the establishment clause was intended to erect “a wall of separation between church and state,” although the degree to which government should accommodate religion in public life has been debated in numerous Supreme Court decisions since then.


www.justicelearning.org, The United States Constitution, what it says, what it means, A Hip Pocket Guide (Oxford University Press)