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Free Response II

Free Response II - Andrew Golden Mr Miller AP U.S Gov Free...

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Andrew Golden Mr. Miller AP U.S. Gov. 12/1/07 Free Response Questions II 1. A. The Freedom of Expression Clause of the 1 st 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.” This provision has been used to establish a balance between liberty and order. Without it, there would be no stopping people from threatening each other’s lives or screaming “Fire” in a crowded theatre, yet it reserves and protects certain liberties for the people. Rights such as “the freedom of speech” and “the right of the people to peaceably assemble” are expressly stated in this 1 st Amendment. Even the right to “petition the Government for a redress of grievances” is protected. However, if such petition were to get out of hand and were to lead to violent acts, the government has the power to put an end to it. A historical
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