The First Amendment
We have Freedom of speech, religion, press, and assembly.
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.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion. This means congress can not make any laws that affects freedom of religion. They included this because the king wanted everyone to be his religion and there where a lot of wars because of religion so they wanted everyone to be able to believe in there own religion. In Germany there was the Holocaust that killed Jews because of their religion but that can not happen here because we have freedom of religion. I believe this is right because if you took this away no would be able to believe what they thought think is right and that should not happen.
This means that even now that they think that they should try to get rid of the religion they can not because of freedom of religion
Freedom of Speech
In the first amendment is says "prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom". This mean that they cannot shorten the peoples freedom of speech. They did this because you where not aloud to say anything bad about the king and if you did you would be punished and they wanted people to be able to say what they wanted. A current use for freedom of speech is how bumper stickers can say what ever they want even if they are offensive because of freedom of speech. I believe that this is right because if people can not say what they want to then no one will be able to give there opinions like in a election if they did not let people say bad things about Obama but they could abour Romney than Obama has a better chance to win.
Freedom of Press
"Abridging the freedom of speech or of the press" this means like freedom of speech they can not shorten the amount of press there can be so they can not say no paparatzi. They made it so no one person has the only opinion because the government want people to be able to have lots of opinions no just one opinion from the government. An example of Freedom of Press is that they are aloud to say that they found Aliens even though there where none and the government does not want to say that. I think that they should have this because i think everyone should be able to have their own opinions.
Freedom to Assemble
"right of the people peaceably to assemble" this amendment means that people are aloud to assembe and protest or rally. They did this becausae the king would not let them protest and that made them rebell so they wanted to let the people protest so the government can't say you can not do this. This has been used when the Nfl was locked out when they were trying to make an agreement so they went on strike or rallyed until they would get an agreement. I belive this is right because if people think that somehting is wrong they should be able to stand up and have a say.
Right to Petition
"And to petition the Government for a redress of grievances" this means your alod to petition if you don not like somehting of the government. They did this because they wanted to people to have a say and if they can petition they can get rid of something that they did not like. This has been used when i was a camp they took or candy away and are division petitioned because we wanted it back. I think that everyone should be able to petition because say that they took away pencils and if nobody had a say they wouldnt be able to use them and that would hurt learning so that is why there should be petition.
Political Cartoon Petition
This political cartoon shows a petition to congress and how he is mad that they are aloud to petition and have a say.
Amendment Two The right to guns
A well regulated Milita, being necessary to the security of a free Srate, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
What it means!
"A well regulated Milita, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." Amendment means with a strong arm for security for a american state people have the right to own guns and that shall not be changed. They did this because the king would not let them protect them self and have guns and they wanted people to be able to feel safe in there own homes and have guns. It was used when Obama and Romney were in the election they had different views on amendment 2. I do not beleive this is right because it is dangerous for people to have guns and when they own guns there are all these shootings like the one in conneticut and if no one had guns but authorities then they would be safe.