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First Amendment: 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. The First Amendment of the Constitution protects our rights to freedom of religion, freedom of expression, freedom of assembly, and freedom of the press. Freedom of expression consists of the rights to freedom of speech, press, assembly and to petition the government. The Supreme Court interprets the extent of the protection afforded to these rights. The First Amendment has been interpreted by the Courts as applying to the entire federal government. Their are limitations on these rights though. If use these rights to infringe on other rights then you could get in quite a heap of trouble; such as if you were to scream fire in a theater. Now you also have a right that in many countries is against the law. You have the right to protest, go on strike, petition, and it is absolutely allowed. Now if certain things that occur while protesting infringe on other rights then you will have to face the consequences. For example, if a store were to open up that only sold to whites, the people could go on strike to try and close it down. If the people started throwing rocks, smashing windows, and stealing what they couldn't buy, then it would not be legal. You also have the right to meet in a large group of people. If you look suspicious though and/or do something that is hurtful to public property it could be considered loitering. Finally, the press has the right to print anything that is supposedly true. Now if they print flat out fallacies then they could get seud with no backing from this amendment because they printed libel.