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Transcript of 02.03 English
The First Amendment
US Bill of Rights
What is the personal liberty defined in the Amendment?
freedom of religion, speech, press, petition, and assembly
Amendment Selected(1st): 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 petitition the Government for a redress of grievances.
What is the landmark case about?
List two current court cases relating to the amendment.
How is your topic informative/explanatory?
Which landmark case will you use as your primary example?
Edwards v. South Carolina
South Carolina arrested one hundred eighty seven peaceful segregation protestors for creating a “breach of the peace.” The Supreme Court overturned their conviction, holding that the only reason they had been arrested was the expression of an unpopular viewpoint—expression protected by the First Amendment.
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Unlike the US some other countries aren't as fortunate to have freedom of speech, or at least some form of it. Countries such as Burma, Turkmenistan, and Libya have a strict censorship in place and can not voice their opinions like we can.
The first Amendment should be considered our most important in the Bill of Rights. Besides the protection of our right to bear arms, and not so anything at all, we have the right to be the person we want. To practice whatever religion we want, which is one of the sole reasons why pilgrims came to America, and speak our minds.