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Unformatted text preview: pass an amendment resolution and have 75% of the state legislatures ratify the amendment-First ten amendments to the Constitution = “Bill of Rights” Amendment 1 Laws the gov’t cant make against:-Respecting eats of religion-Prohibiting free exercise thereof-Abridging the freedom of speech, or press-Rt of ppl to peacefully assemble-Petition the gov’t for redress of grievances RELIGIOUS FREEDOM-govt cant help hurt religions, cannot make a person believe something, or stop someone from believing something-gov’t can stop a person from a religious practice if it hurts Freedom Press/Speech-Freedom of Speech-someones right to say something is protected with certain limits, --ppl can suffer consequences for saying stuff-----ex person cannot yell in public place like fire if they know its not true-- issue of slander and libel has been used in theses cases...
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- Spring '09
- central gov’t receive, amendment pass