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Unit 4: Basilica Restore the Light—History


Basilica Restore the Light—History

Film Focus Point: This video juxtaposes two great American buildings by architect Benjamin Latrobe: the U.S. Capital and the old Baltimore Cathedral. The program emphasizes the commitment of the Founding Fathers to religious freedom by important work of the new government and important work of the immigrant Church in the United States.

Text Focus Point: Pages 168-170

Discussion Questions

  1. Why is religious freedom so important to any society?

  2. Why must religious freedom be protected?

  3. How do great buildings “noble us”?

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