The First Amendment Of The United States Constitution

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Background 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. These 45 words of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution embody some of our most important ideas about the meaning of liberty. A nationally recognized leader in the field of law related citizen education has truly broken down the importance of the First Amendment and he say, “Remove the First Amendment from the United States Constitution and you strike out the very means of testing the other rights and of protesting abuses of government.” The First Amendment includes six clauses that cover five basic areas: freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly and the right to petition the government for redress of grievances. The First Amendment, (the entire Bill of Rights) was not included in the Constitution when it was written 1787. Those supporting the Constitution argued that many state constitutions already protected individual rights and that the failure to list the rights did not mean that they did not exist as natural rights, beyond government authority. Viewing the consequences that could happen and conflict it may stir many officials decided that it was fair to truly go over the matter and sort out all of main focuses of the First
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