First Amendment Freedom of Press, Religion, speech, Assembly and politics

"Amendment I. 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."

The history of this amendment is very basic. The people wanted the most basic rights guaranteed to them.

The meaning of this amendment is you can do all of these things as long as it not a lie or a threat.

In 1987 Matthew N. Fraser was suspended from school for three days. He gave a speed to his fellow students. He then nominated a student for an elected school office. He brought this to the supreme court and they said that his freedom of speech rights were no violated.

The First Amendment does have some limits. For example you cannot lies with out any consequences. You can get in trouble for also threatening people. Say what you would like but don't be careless. Other people do have the ability to say things back so be careful with what you say.
The freedom of religion is for everyone. In the picture above you cannot go to jail just because of your religion. You cannot hurt someone just because of the beliefs. Everyone is different and this amendment lets them fell free to let it shine. No mater you religion you cannot get in trouble for practicing it. Although when it hurts someone that is what you can get in trouble.
There a few things that are not aloud to do under the freedom of press. For example you can only tell the truth. You cannot tell lies. If you do you could get fined or put in jail. You also have to remember what is put out there will stay out there, even if you delete it. Just a few words can and will hurt hurt a person.

First Amendment Center. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Dec. 2016.

"First Amendment." LII / Legal Information Institute. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Dec. 2016

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