American History: Religious Belief and Identity

Standard essay structure of intro, 3-4 paragraphs, and a conclusion. Solid thesis and 2-3 citations per paragraph to given sources are important. Chicago style, in text citations as footnotes (just the name of source and page if possible). No outside sources; given sources only. Prompt: Discuss the social and political significance of religion in the 20th century United States. How have religious beliefs or identities affected changing notions of social and political belonging? (This can include ethnic-religious identities like `Jew` and `Catholic`, and it can mean the effect of religious belief on other types of identity).