Importance Of Freedom Of The Press

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The freedom of the press was given to all Americans at the very start of building our union and joining the 13 divided colonies into a more united nation. To get all the thirteen colonies to agree on the signing of the Constitution a Bill of Rights was promised to the framers. The Bill of Rights is comprised with ten amendments giving a sense of security to the framers in making sure that the government won't take all power away from the citizens residing the the country. The first amendment included in the Bill of Rights states that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press." This freedom of the press given to citizens was something that the framers took serious and gave great importance to. Since this freedom lets the citizens of America know what goes on behind the scene in the governments offices. This information is shared with the public making it so that the government doesn't keep important information from its citizens which would prevent its citizens from speaking out in the wrongdoing they see led by the government. Thereby not letting the government sly by and take actions that would deem to be unfair for its people and the rights of its country. This was the kind of tyranny the framers were concerned about, and the more a person is concerned about tyranny the freer you want freedom of speech and press to be. One grave imprortance that freedom of the press gave to its citizens was assurance
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