1st Amendment Freedom of Expression

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 1st amendment was written because at America's starting point, citizens wanted a promise of their freedoms. The 1st amendment's meaning is to keep the freedom of speech, religion, press, petition and assembly, safe. It keeps people's freedom of speech so you can express any opinion without censorship or restraint. It's also used to let people have more freedom of what they can do. If the first amendment wasn't made, a small number of religions could be harassed, the government could set up a national religion, there could be less protesters, the press wouldn't be able to criticize the government and citizens wouldn't be able to prepare for social change.

A divided Supreme Court rules school can require student groups to comply with “all-comers” policy: In this case the supreme court ruled that this university could not limit their members by discriminating against sexual orientation.

This picture talks about how the first amendment can not protect you from the things you say or from criticism. If you say something that angers other people causing them to criticize you then there's nothing you can do about it. It also talks about how it can not protect you if someone objects you on what you say then that's you're problem.It's the person's responsibility on what they say. Basically just a warning for other people to watch out with what they say.
This picture shows someone giving a speech about the 1st amendment. He's talking about how people can say how they feel and how they think by vocalizing their opinions. Also how people can have the right articulate any opinion without wear of government retaliations or censorship. It talks about how Congress can not make any law respecting an establishment of religion or not letting the free exercise of doing something.
In this picture it shows two people arguing about the press. The women is telling the man about the 1st amendment and how it includes freedom of speech. The Press can pretty much write whatever they want as long as it's accurate information. The man on the other side mentions libel. He's talking about how the press can publish false information and ruin someone's reputation. If the information is inaccurate it can cause a suit for libel against the paper.





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