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Freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition.

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Freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition There are three main reasons why we have or need our Freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition. First, the 1st Amendment gives us our independence. Second, it also gives us the right to express ourselves. Last but not least, it allows people to express themselves without constraint by the government. The 1st Amendment is a very essential freedom that everyone should be entitled to. Our independence is the most important essential need of humans. It lets us be and act how we are and want to be. The reason why the Europeans immigrated to America was to find their freedom of religion. After the colonists worked their hardest to find what they were looking for they finally achieved it. I think today some people over estimate what they did for us. ...read more.


I hold it to be impracticable; and from this, I infer, that its security, whatever fine declarations may be inserted in and constitution respecting it, must altogether depend on public opinion, and on the general spirit of the people and of the government, And here, after all, as intimated upon another occasion, must we seek for the only solid basis of all our rights." Hamilton can really describe what being able to express you self in press means. It is very important to be able to also express what you want to say. "Everyday in the United States, several judicial cases are brought up by individuals and groups asking the courts to protect their freedom of expression guaranteed to them under the First Amendment of the Constitution of the country." As you can tell we need our freedom of expression daily! ...read more.


In conclusion, the government should let people express themselves without constraint or abridging them. The 1st amendment is probably the best part of the constitution. It allows us simple and yet vital rights. They allow us to have freedom of religion, speech, the press, the freedom to assemble, and to petition the government. Not to mention it gives us our independence. It says in the book American History: "The First Amendment is probably the best known and most cherished part of the Bill of Rights. It protects five basic freedoms that are essential to the American way of life: freedom of religion, speech, the press, assembly, and to petition the government." It is very important to have the 1st amendment because it lets us first; have our independence, second, the right to express ourselves, and last the government lets people express themselves without constraint. I just hope that you remember that the 1st Amendment is what we should be very grateful for in our lives. Laura Willden & Becca Burnett Period B3 September, 18, 2003 ...read more.

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