1st Amendment

Granting the right of freedom of speech, religion, and press

The First Amendment

The First Amendment in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights gives Americans the right to freedom of speech, religion, press, assembly, and petition. "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 1st Amendment was ratified on December 15, 1791

Important Dates

  • The 1st Amendment was ratified on December 15, 1791
  • The 1st Amendment, along with the rest of the Bill of Rights, was submitted to the states for ratification on September 25, 1789