Research Paper On The First Amendment

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Amendment Paper The first amendment was passed on September 25, 1789, and was written by James Madison. It was written because american citizens demanded a guarantee of their basic freedoms. Many people were worried that the government would take away their right to freedom, and they wanted to have a document that stated that they couldn 't do that. America was founded by people that had immigrated here from Europe who wanted religious freedom. I think the first amendment is so important because it covers the rights of religious freedom, freedom of speech and the press, and as well as the right to assemble and petition the government. If we weren 't allowed that freedom than this country would not be the great place that it is today. The
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