Methodist Episcopal Church established.
Thomas Jefferson's "Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom" passed by Virginia Assembly; state support of religion prohibited.
U.S. Constitution adopted; religious tests for public service under the federal government prohibited.
Protestant Episcopal Church fully established; ties with Church of England cut; Presbyterian Church also established on a new footing.
Bill of Rights passed by Congress; proscribes congressional "establishment" of religion and congressional interference with the "free exercise thereof."