Bill Of Rights: The First Ten Amendments To The Constitution

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The Bill of Rights are the first 10 amendments to the Constitution. The most important amendment is today’s society is the first amendment because it protects the right to freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and freedom of assembly. These three rights are important because citizens should be able to have the right to do what they want to an extent. The first amendment states “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” The first reason to why this amendment is important is freedom of religion. Freedom of religion is important because citizens should have the right to practice the religion they believe in. The government cannot make someone Jewish, Hindu, or Muslim, and they cannot stop someone from being either one of those religions. The government can only stop someone of…show more content…
Freedom of speech is important because it gives citizens the rights to say what they want within certain limits. This amendment also includes freedom of expression, which gives citizens the right to express their opinion to an extent. Citizens cannot say or print something that is false, that is called slander. However, citizens can say that they do not like the government because they are simply just stating their opinion. Without this, we couldn’t keep out government in line, because if they controlled what people said, they could hide corruption and lies. If citizens never knew about such things, they could never change the government. www.score.rims.k12.ca.us says that “Just because someone doesn’t like what was said doesn’t mean that the person didn’t have a right to say it.” This quote explains how citizens have the right to say what they want even if someone doesn’t like

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