Amendment Rights

By Elizabeth Valencia

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Freedom of Religion

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion and impeding the free exercise of religion.

Freedom of Speech

Freedom of speech is the right to articulate one's opinions and ideas without fear of government retaliation or censorship, or societal sanction. The term freedom of speech is sometimes used synonymously, but includes any act of seeking, receiving and imparting information or ideas, regardless of the medium used.

Freedom of the Press

Freedom of the Press is the freedom of communication and expression through mediums including various electronic media and published materials. While such freedom mostly implies the absence of interference from an overreaching state and its preservation may be sought through constitutional or other legal protections.

The Right To Assemble

The Right to Assemble sometimes used interchangeably with the freedom of association, is the individual right or ability of people to come together and collectively express, promote, pursue, and defend their ideas. The right to freedom of association is recognized as a human right, a political right and a civil liberty.

The Right to Petition

In the United States the right to petition is guaranteed by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and which specifically prohibits Congress from abridging the right of the people to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Government project: Right to Petition and Assemble