Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Constitution Week: Wednesday

Today's Topic: The First Amendment

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution is a part of the United States Bill of Rights that protects freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, and the right to petition. Here is a (.pdf) or (.doc) of this webpage:The First Amendment.

Freedom of speech
A person can say or think anything they want.

Freedom of religion
A person can practice any religion or no religion. The government cannot establish a national religion.

Freedom of assembly
People can come together to have peaceful meetings, rallies, marches, or demonstrations.

Freedom of the press
A person can read, write, publish, or broadcast anything they want.

Right to petition
People can ask the government to change the law.

Here is a (.pdf) or (.doc) of this webpage:
The First Amendment.

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