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Transcript of AMENDMENT 1

Definition & Facts
Pros & Cons
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.
Freedom #1 :RELIGION
Freedom #1 :RELIGION (2)
Freedom #2 :SPEECH
-The right to express any opinions without censorship or restraint.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Vol XCIII, No. 311
First Amendment
Headline 1: 5W'S
Definition & Facts
Freedom #3 :PRESS
WHO: Inspired by Thomas Jefferson, drafted by James Madison
-The right to circulate opinions in print without censorship by the government.
-The right of publishing books, pamphlets, newspapers, or periodicals without restraint or censorship subject only to the existing against libel, sedition, and indecency.
-Freedom of the press is defined as a right guaranteed in the United States by the first amendment for journalists to print whatever they want without government control.
By. Sue
WHEN: Submitted to the states for ratification on September 25, 1789, and adopted on December 15, 1791.
WHAT: Bill of Rights
WHY: The First Amendment was written because at America's inception, citizens demanded a guarantee of their basic freedoms. After 1787 Constitutional Convention, Anti-Federalist complained that the new Constitution had no Bill of Rights
HOW: Thomas Jefferson was pleased with the constitution, but felt it was incomplete. He pushed for legislation that would guarantee individual rights, including what he felt was the prime guarantee: freedom of and from religion. Madison promised to promote such a bill, in order to gain support for the ratification of the constitution by the State of Virginia. In 1789, the first of ten amendments were written to the constitution; they have since been known as the Bill of Rights.

-The right to hold public meetings and form associations without interference by the government.
-The right to choose a religion (or no religion) without interference by the government.
-This is a principle that support the freedom of an individual or community, in public or private, to manifest religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship, and observance; the concept is generally recognized also to include the freedom to change religion or not to follow any religion.
-It allows everyone to believe and practice whatever they want and it allows people to be whatever religion they want giving everyone an equal right.
-It allows people to worship the god of their choice.
-By allowing this freedom, it also keeps religion out of government.
-Freedom of religion causes a lot of discrimination and hatred for certain religion and there are also some murder cases where people harm others due to the fact that they are not the same religion.
-Abuses like tax loopholes for some churches.
-Churches do get a lot more leeway than most other organizations in covering up their own internal scandals.

Freedom #2 :SPEECH
Pros & Cons
-Your Freedom of speech is protected.
-People can hear new opinions other than their own and become more productive
-People knows which opinions are the majority
-You can let your opinions be heard without much fear of repercussions
-Groups against gays, lesbians, races, ethnic groups, and even religious groups are able to speak against them.
-People are stretching the freedom of speech
-People can get offended by some views of others being able to say using the freedom of speech
Freedom #3 :PRESS
Pros & Cons
-It inculcates in a person shared degree of accountability, forthrightness, better trust, and enhanced sense of responsibility.
-It helps individuals and groups to develop enough confidence to express them in public without any fear of being condemned by the government.
-It protects the rights of the non religious individuals within the society.
-Freedom of speech is an innately vague concept that calls for a clear definition and interpretation with regard to the meaning and permissible limits of ‘free speech’.
It can be misused by people to promote odious ideas, such as terrorism, racism, sexism, and fascism.
Court Case #1
Texas v. Johnson
-In 1989; the court decided that publicly burning the American flag is protected symbolic speech under the 1st amendment; it said that the government may not prohibit expression of an idea simply because society finds it offensive or disagreeable.
Court Case #2
Tinker v. Des Moines
-1969; the court decided that high school students do have a right to wear black armbands to protest the Vietnam War--the school failed to show it would substantially interfere with school discipline
The amendment was able to be written by constitutions or governmental people prohibited by others.

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