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Everson Supreme Court The statute passed The taxes taken were for a authorized the state to take public purpose of educating money from some people children. and give it to others. Providing transportation is Violated the Due Process similar to police protection, Clause of the Fourteenth everyone is entitled to it, so Amendment. it should not be taken away Support of religious because of religion. education-violated First Amendment. Case was heard November 20th, 1946. Taxpayer Arch R. Everson argued that granting parents of parochial school students aid was in violation of the New Jersey Constitution and the First Amendment. The case was decided on February 10th 1947. The 5-4 decision ruled against the plaintiff. Decided that the state bill was constitutionally legitimate. Justice Hugo Jackson, with the help of the Supreme Court ruled that the New Jersey Statute was constitutionally right. Helped educate children, whether parochial or public school, this tax helped all families that used public transportation for their children. This case is significant because it helped the public understand the use of government financing to help our younger generations with their educations.
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