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FIrst Amendment

Mike Roman English 104

Michael Roman

on 27 April 2010

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The First Amendment Michael Roman
English 104
Research Presentation What ? "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." History Adopted with the Bill of Rights on December 15th, 1791 Protects the right to freedom of speech as long as... Interpretation of the ammendment provides paradoxes Oldest Free Speech case = 1833 Controversy The First Amendment has been a very controversial topic, especially within the later half of the 20th century Protests/ Protestors conduct
Slander Libel Judges opinion/ideology v. Strict adherence to the Amendment Censorship Importance Today Important/Controversial Cases Roth v. United States Free Speech Coalition v. Reno Important as a student We excersize the right everyday Controversial issue throught history Miller v. Steadman Originally Congress dealt with the First Amendment
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