The First Amendment, along with the rest of the Bill of Rights, was adopted on December 15, 1791. The First Amendment states that Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
This amendment has had a massive affect on the United States ever since its adoption. Citizens of the U.S. are exercising their rights to their advantages. People are protesting by using their freedom of speech and assembly. Some are compiling petitions for things that they feel should be changed.
The First Amendment gives the people the ability to speak up for themselves, believe in what they wish, and say what they want. Without this addition to the Constitution, the U.S.A. would not be as strong of a country as it is today. The First Amendment allows for democracy to be more powerful and effective when making decisions as a nation.
Without the First Amendment, the U.S. would not have gained its position as a supreme world power. The ability for people to believe in what they want and say what they want allows for the country to come closer together as a whole. Everyone can speak their own ideas and suggestions.
It is obvious that the First Amendment has been instrumental in the growth of America and it will continue to be imperative in America’s future growth. If America did not have the First Amendment, it would become a much less dominant state and a country with more government corruption. Democracy would be difficult to effectively obtain without the First Amendment.