The 1st Amendment

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The 1st Amendment The 1st amendment is the freedom of speech, press, religion, assembly, and petition. In the “Politics In America,” it says that the “First Amendment prohibits the government from abridging freedoms of speech, press, assembly, and petition” (93). That’s basically saying that the government can’t reduce or lessen those freedoms. The book also states that the “First Amendment prohibits the government from establishing a religion or interfering with the free exercise of religion” (93). The Bill of Rights are “Written guarantees of basic individual liberties; the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution” (92). “The Bill of Rights was originally designed to limit the powers of the new national government” (92).The freedom of speech is regarding to the public safety, slander, and libel. Freedom of press is very similar to the freedom of speech. The freedom of religion is the freedom of and from no national religion separation of church and state. Freedom of assembly says that you must have a permit. Lastly, the freedom of petition is the standards established by the state. Amendments are formal changes in a bill, law, or constitution. These freedoms are believed to be the main and most important freedoms to U.S. citizens. The first amendment initially, only utilized the laws established by the Congress. “A constitutional amendment must first be proposed, and then it must be ratified” (93). In 1925, the first amendment was assigned to every state. The Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment allowed this to happen. “The freedom of speech is protected in the first amendment of the Bill of Rights and is guaranteed to all Americans” (ACLU 1). Freedom of speech was first only allowed to be used by people who were wealthy and had some type control. People like royal governors, clergymen, and others with power were only able to explore this
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