Amendments 1 and 9

By : Arianna Cancel

What is Amendment 1?

The first Amendment (Amendment 1) is the first amendment of the United States Constitution and is also one of the ten amendments in the Bill of Rights. The first Amendment makes it illegal to make a law that establishes a religion, stops the freedom of speech, stops the people from practicing their religion, stops the press from printing what they want, and stops people from exercising their right to assemble peacefully or demonstrating against the government.

Amendment 1 states, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise therefor; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

What is the 9th Amendment?

The Ninth Amendment of the United States Constitution is the section of the Bill of Rights that the states that there are other rights that may exist aside from the ones explicitly mentioned, and even though they are not listed, it does not mean they can be violated. The Ninth Amendment of the Constitution on September 5, 1789 and was voted for by 9 out of 12 states on December 15, 1791.

Amendment 9 states, "The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people."

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