The Freedom Of The Press

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1) One of the most important American documents is the Bill of Rights. This Bill of Rights essentially protects Americans from the government. Among the ten original amendments, the first amendment is often looked at as one of the most important, protecting the right to practice religion, to assemble, to petition the government, and the freedom of the press. The protection of these rights is essential to help maintain the United States a free and democratic country. I believe the most important rights are the right to practice religion and the freedom of the press. As I will explain in my essay, these two rights are paramount to the success of a democratic country. The first amendment stands as a reminder of our roots as a country of citizens who wanted to give the most representation and voice to the people as possible. As a result of this fiery resilience to a dictatorship, the Bill of Rights was created as a way to preserve many rights enjoyed by free men. Among this Bill of Rights was the first amendment. “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.” One way to remember the freedoms granted in this amendment is R.A.P.P.S (Religion, Assembly, Petition, Press, and Speech). Practicing religion is one of the oldest behaviors in human existence.
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