The First Amendment

Jason Leonard

The First Amendment

The First Amendment of the Constitution gives us the freedoms of speech, religion, the press, assembly, and the right to petition the government. The first amendment is probably the most important amendment in the whole Constitution. Without these basic freedoms our country would be completely different and it would not be good.



  • The First amendment along with the Bill of Rights were ratified on December 15, 1791
  • We practice these freedoms in our everyday life

Freedom of Speech

Freedom of speech is the right to express your own opinions without getting in trouble or restraint. You always have freedom of speech. No one can tell you that you can't express your own opinions

Freedom of Religion

Freedom of Religion is the right to practice any religion you choose. This is a very important freedom in the United States

Freedom of Assembly

This is the right to come together as a group and express your own opinions. No one can stop you from holding meetings discussing certain topics. This includes protests.

Freedom of the Press

This is the right for reporters of television, newspapers, or online news to publish reports without getting in trouble. Even if a report is false, you cannot get in trouble for it.

Freedom to Petition the Government

This gives the people the right to petition the government in order to change a law or an injustice.