1st Amendment Importance

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The Importance of the 1st Amendment In 1787 our founding fathers assembled the constitution of the United States of America. Of this which contains the most important document to the American citizen, the Bill of rights. The first Amendment states: “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” These freedoms granted by the Bill of Rights are often known as freedom of expression. These rights are most important to a truly free society. The first amendment provides us with new ideas and dismisses the fear of punishment …show more content…

In public I can speak or express my feelings minimal restrictions. As for in a school zone I am not always available to do so. This where the amendment does not have 100% full affect. It has restrictions as to where you are, what you say, and what actions are taken after saying these things.There are plenty of restrictions as to what i can say, talk about, or wear. I can’t fully express anything that I want and its due to the security and general welfare of other fellow peers. A lot of class work has to be censored and cant be used for the sole purpose of education. We too, students, are persons under the American Constitution . So so this extent, i can say that our government has altered the first amendment. Another great example is social media which can portray many expressions. When using any type of social media you might feel violated of the first amendment when people can report your post to be “inappropriate”. This all goes back to not having 100% right to say or post whatever you'd like. Without the cues of body language and tone, a simple post can sound threatening and offensive. So how can you overpass the law of “threat to injure the person of another” if a post is made? This is where the contradiction of the first amendment and laws abide one another. Is it freedom of speech or is it a

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