Essay Describe The Rights Granted To You By The First Amendment

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1. Put the text of the First Amendment into your own words. In a paragraph, describe the rights granted to you by the First Amendment. The first amendment dictates some rights given to the people. The first part concerns religion. By saying that congress can’t establish a religion, separation of church and state is given. No person can be made to be a certain religion by congress. It also gives the right to exercise their religion freely. Next comes freedom of speech and of the press, meaning that the people and press and say what they want (to a certain extent). This was quite a change from the tyranny of King George III, and his suppression of free speech (Inazu, John and Neuborne, Burt). According to the first amendment, the people also have a right to peaceably assemble and to “petition the government for a redress of grievances”. This last part was the confusing one for me, but clicking on the first link of that page cleared it up for me. It’s just about petitions. You may petition the government for your grievances, or…show more content…
They were mostly children’s books that I certainly didn’t expect to be on there. The witches in Bless me, Ultima are what I suspect makes it a challenged/banned book. I remember reading it and watching the movie my sophomore year of high school and not quite understanding why many people opted out of watching the film. I suppose also that the racial and sexual tensions of The Perks of Being a Wallflower and To Kill a Mockingbird make people uncomfortable, and thus challenge the book. As for children’s book series such as The Stupids and Junie B. Jones, I haven’t the slightest idea. I haven’t read A Wrinkle in Time for at least five years, and can remember next to nothing about it. I’d guess it’s religiously offensive, and perhaps it suggests something about the universe’s age or creation? Overall, none of these are books that I would consider

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