Pedigree of an Unusual Blaine Amendment: Article I, section 3 Interpreted and Implemented in Florida Education
In 1875, the Blaine Amendment was proposed in the United States House of Representatives. It barred the spending of public funds on "sectarian" institutions, commonly referred to as Catholic parochial schools, but allowed Protestant instruction in public schools.
Mr. Adams illustrates the history of the amendment, re-adoption and additions made over its lifetime. He also discusses the impact it presently has in Florida.