The Amendment And Freedom Of Speech

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The 1st amendment was made to guarantee freedoms in the field of expression assembly, religion, and ones rights to petition. It prohibits congress men from promoting ones religious practices and also supporting ones faith over another. It also forbids the congress men from disturbing and obscuring the freedom of the press to express itself and also the freedom of speech per individual. It also assures the right of each civilian to petition the regime to redress accusations and gather peacefully. This amendment was adopted on 15 Dec, 1791 together with other nine changes that institute the bill of rights. The amendment was “congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the government for redress of grievances.” (James 67). The proposition of the bill of rights clause was done originally to assuage Anti-Federalist obstruction to constitution endorsement. Freedom of speech is the bases of all other 1st amendment laws. Basically the freedom of speech was to safeguard the minority in the society, the unpopular from being intimidated by the majority and the powerful together with the government. Sometimes the minority lack power of expression because no one seems to bother listen to them yet their views might be helpful in the nation. What they have to present represents the public opinion in the…
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