The First Amendment
By: Nicholas Bourquin
The First Amendment is just one of the ten amendments of the Bill of Rights. This amendment gives American citizens the right to have freedom of speech, religion, press, assembly, and petition. In my opinion, these five rights are the most that are referred to and most important.
Freedom of Speech
Freedom of Speech is a right that is given in the first amendment of the Bill of Rights. It basically means that you have the right to speak and express your own opinions without the governments restraint or censorship.
Freedom of Religion
Freedom of religion is also a right in the first amendment of the Bill of Rights. It states that you can practice any religion that you please, or no religion at all.
Freedom of Press
Freedom of religion is a part of the first amendment that gives people the right to obtain or publish information without punishment by the government. People also will not get punished for publishing information even if it is false.
Freedom of Assembly
This part of the first amendment gives you the right to hold public meetings and form associations without the government interfering or intervening. Also this grants people the right to have peaceful protests.
Freedom of Petition
This is the final part of the first amendment giving people the right to petition the governments laws and other problems they have with the government. This right prohibits Congress from abridging these petitions.