First Amendment Persuasive Speech

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How would you feel if you were aware that your constitutional right of the First Amendment was being violated? Today in public schools all around the nation, the right to pray has been taken. As shocking as this information may seem, it is completely legitimate. This controversial decision, made by the Supreme Court on June 25, 1962, has disappointed many Americans over the past few decades. However, allowing voluntary, student-led prayer to be brought back into the school systems can not only benefit students, but also benefit our country by teaching this nation 's youth the necessary religious morals they need to be able to efficiently establish right from wrong, and allowing them to practice their constitutional right of the First Amendment. For those of you who are unaware, America was a nation founded on religious principles. Beginning a Congressional meeting with a prayer was a common practice. In fact, it was considered an oddity for Congress to begin without one. During early school sessions, they would also begin their day with a prayer. Many school books were based off of the bible. As a matter of fact, of the first 108 books, 106 of them were strictly Christian. Early actions made by congress even encouraged religion in schools. The Northwest Treaty of 1789 states that, “Religion, morality, and knowledge being necessary for good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of learning shall forever be encouraged.” (The Northwest Treaty). As
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