Amendment One


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Explanation of Amendment One

The first amendment of the United States constitution is part of the Bill of Rights. The first amendment guarantees the following, freedom of speech, freedom of the press,freedom of religion, and freedom of assembly. Freedom of speech is the right to express any opinion without restraint. Freedom of the press is the right to print or publish something without having the governmental interference. Freedom of Religion is that you have the right to believe in any religion you want and know one can do anything about it and they have to be treated equally. Finally freedom of assembly is the right to gather together and associate with other people.
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Freedom to Assemble and Petition

Freedom to Assemble is the right to people to gather together without fear of the government harassment or intrusion. Petition is you are allowed to ask to change laws or change its behavior.In 1670, Quaker William Penn was convicted in England for public preaching. Part of the case against him was that he was gathering unlawful assemblies in public and asking government childish questions. A jury later found him innocent, but this was an important moment in the thought process that many British citizens had the right to assemble and petition. This was one of the great reasons americans can do what they do today cause they have the right to have meetings, or video chat, or do work business.


Facts of Congress - The First Amendment

Establishing the First Amendment

The Bill of Rights are the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution. They were introduced as a series of amendments,in the first Congress, by James Madison, in 1789.They were ratified and became the Bill of Rights in 1791.The amendments were intended to place certain restrictions upon the federal government to prevent it from limiting the rights of the people of the United States.

Ratification of Bill of Rights

Friday, Aug. 21st 1789 at 12am