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The Origins of the First Amendment

The first well-known amendment of the constitution, 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…

First Amendment Petition Clause

Under the United States Constitution, the first amendment protects the American right to petition the government for redress of grievances. In the Declaration of Independence, Congress included American's list of grievances toward the British government. American colonies repeatedly requested relief…

1st Amendment and Congress

David Thuita I 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…

Protection Our first Amendment v. The End Collective Bargaining

On June 27, 2018, the Supreme Court ruled, with a vote of 5 to 4, in favor of Marc Janus in the case Janus v. American Federation of County, and Municipal Employees. The Supreme Court overturns the 40-year-old precedence that…

First Amendment Values

Americans value the First Amendment as much as a teenage girl values her cell phone. Life just wouldn't be the same without it. Thanks to the authors of the Constitution America has established the fundamental laws, government, and basic rights…

First Amendment and Supreme Court

That men should not be punished because of the religion they follow. That the government should not favor a religion and make it a priority for the people to follow that specific religion. American founders did not want the government…

The First and Fourteenth Amendment

Without freedom of speech and equal protection, our country would be drastically different. There are two essential things to remember about the First Amendment protection of free speech. The main reason we have freedom of speech is to allow for…

The Original Bill of Rights

On September 25, 1789, the state legislatures were presented with twelve amendments drafted by James Madison to add to the Constitution. It was on December 15, 1791 that ten of the twelve amendments, number 3 through twelve, were ratified and…

The First Amendment The Foundation for True Liberty in America

""The very reason for the First Amendment is to make the people of this country free to think, speak, write and worship as they wish, not as the Government commands."" (Hugo Black) The First Amendment is indescribably important to the…

The First Amendment: Freedom of Religion

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…