Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion

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As the video explained, the First Amendment is one of the most crucial amendments. The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution goes as follows- “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.” As my extensive research will show, I will cover the First Amendment’s background and origins, freedom of speech, what it does not protect, and provide examples of cases where freedom of speech has been used and cases where censorship was used instead of the right to freedom of speech. The First Amendment was ratified to the Constitution on December 15, 1791. This significant amendment protects freedom of the press, religion, petition and assembly, and most importantly; speech. The most important close in the First Amendment is the one that allows us our freedom of speech. This right to freedom of speech allows individuals to convey themselves without intervention from outside authorities or the government, and many other things including war protests, anonymous speech, hate speech, and the controversial subject of flag burning. While
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This essay was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course COMM 1010 taught by Professor Guy during the Fall '07 term at Auburn University.

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Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion

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