Recognizing Amendments 4 and 1

The 27 Amendments

The Constitution is a very important piece of history, and has been around for almost 300 years. In the Constitution there are 27 amendment, I will be talking about Amendments 1 and 4.

The First Amendment

Amendment 1

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.

What does that mean ?

The First Amendment makes it illegal to make a law that establishes a religion, stops the freedom of speech, stops people from practicing their religion, stops the press from printing what they want, and stops people from exercising their right to assemble peacefully or demonstrating against the government.