Speech-Gives citizens the right to choose what they say.From this people have been able to speak their mind and share any idea.
The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, says that "Congress shall make no law .abridging (limiting) the freedom of speech," Freedom of speech is the liberty to speak openly without fear of government restraint.
Assembly-This right gives people the right to form rebellions and protest for what they think is right.
Petition-This right gives citizens the right to have their ideas heard. This happens by having people with similar beliefs sign a petition, written on the matter they think should be changed in their society.
Religion-This right gives citizens the chance to attend and participate in different church services. From this you can choose what church to attend or not to go to church at all.
Press-This right gives people the right to share their opinions without being censored by the government.
It became important for these settlers, and those that came after them, to be able to speak out publicly regarding their political opinions freely and without fear of retaliation.