Freedom_of_Speech

Freedom_of_Speech - Freedom of Speech CHAPTER 19.3 Fre e...

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CHAPTER 19.3 Freedom of Speech
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Free Expres s ion The guarantees of free speech and press in the 1 st serves a variety of purposes: To guarantee to each person a right of free expression and thus protect minority and individual rights. To guarantee that the democracy has a full, wide ranging discussion of public affairs. To keep the government accountable To inform the public about information it needs The 1 st Amendment gives to all people the right to have their say and the right to hear what others say.
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1 s t Amendment When examining the 1 st amendment, keep these two points in mind: 1. The guarantees of free speech and press are intended to protect the expression of unpopular views. Clearly, the opinions of the majority need little or no constitutional protection. 2. Some forms of expression are not protected by the Constitution. No person has an unbridled right of free speech and free press.
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The Alien and Sedition Acts The Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 gave the President the power to deport undesirable aliens and made “any false, scandalous, and malicious” criticism of the government a crime. These laws were meant to stifle to opponents of President J ohn Adams and the Federalists. The Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 were unconstitutional,
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