The First Amendment Your Freedom of Religion, Speech, Press, and Politics

"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 of Religion: This means that government cannot limit the practice of a religion or force people to practice a certain religion.
  • Freedom of Speech: This means that government cannot limit what a person says, within reason. This does not protect threats, bullying, or lies.
  • Freedom of...
This infographic shows how people in the United States understand the first amendment. It is very important for people to understand how the first amendment applies to them. These rights and rules apply, even if we don't know about them. This graphic shows that there is a lot of disagreement about what the first amendment means and how it is used. This is why it is so important for students to learn about their rights in school.

Supreme Court Case

West Virginia v. Barnette (1943)

Marie and Gathie Barnette were Jehovah's Witnesses...

The Supreme Court decided...

Works Cited

Hamilton, Marcie. "The 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution." National Constitution Center – The 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. National Consitution Center, n.d. Web. 16 Dec. 2016.

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