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Engel v Vitale
Updated: 9/18/2018
Engel v Vitale
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  • Engel v. Vitale
  • Are you making our kids pray in school? Isn't that against the first amendment?
  • Engel Household
  • Steven Engel was a parent in New Hyde, New York. Where him and a group of parents objected to their kids being forced to pray.
  • William Vitale was the president of the school board and was sued by Engel and the other students. Vitale argued that the prayer was voluntary and was not against the first amendment.
  • Requiring public schools to participate in prayer is unconstitutional.
  • The establishment clause was only meant to prohibit the establishment of a state-sponsored church.
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