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noelle | 20:59 Sun 12th Sep 2004 | History
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what was the maryland toleration act?


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quote from another site quotation starts The Maryland Toleration Act was a law passed in 1649 by the colonial assembly of the Province of Maryland mandating religious toleration of all Christian denominations. As the first such law, it is often seen as a precursor to the First Amendment While the Act did prevent outright persecution for a long time, it failed to prevent a political struggle over the control of the colonial assembly. quotation ends Text of the Act tm

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