1st Amendment

By: Nana osei-debrah

The amendment

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise there of, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peacably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances

The history of the first amendment

War broke out between great Britain and the colonies in 1775. In June of 1776, Virginia adopted the Virginia declaration of rights. This colonial version of the bill of rights listed specified liberties that could not be taken away by government, such as freedom of the press and the freedom to practice whatever religion as the person chose.

The amendment in my own words

Every one should be able to do whatever they want with their life especially freedom of speech without getting criticized or put to jail

Edward vs south Carolina (1963)

The Supreme Court over ruled the conviction of 187 black american students who were arrested for demonstrating on the grounds of the state Capitol in Columbia, South Carolina. The court ruled that the convictions had infringed on the demonstrators, "rights

of free speech, free assembly and freedom to petition for redress of their grievances."

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