US is a Christian nation
- the country's laws (especially the Constitution) are based on Christian teachings
- the founding fathers intended to endorse Christianity, or Christian principles
The truth or falseness of this suggestion is still being evaluated, but it remains clear that the founding fathers did intend a separation of church and state.
Treaty of Tripoli
The Treaty with Tripoli states in part:
|from the Treaty with Tripoli, English translation:|
As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion; as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquillity, of Mussulmen; and, as the said States never entered into any war, or act of hostility against any Mahometan nation, it is declared by the parties, that no pretext arising from religious opinions, shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries. US is a Christian nation/excerpt