Informative Essay: The First Amendment Rights

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The First Amendment is what we chose because it covers good areas (topics) that are occurring in the world on a daily basis. Many people like the items that The First Amendment covers, and some people don't like them. Either way there are many other amendments that have been ratified by the two-thirds of the House and Senate. There are ten amendments in the constitution, but there are 17 other amendments that aren't in the constitution. Therefore, in total there are 27 amendments. The First Amendment was written because at America's inceptions, many citizens demanded a guarantee of their basic freedoms. The First Amendment protects five basic rights. The First Amendment protects the freedom of speech, freedom of press, freedom of religion, …show more content…

The basic right of giving freedom to assembly is to be able to hold public meetings, and form associations without the interference of the government. Many people take advantage of that basic right that is given to them from the United States Constitution. When people or a person wants other people to agree with him/her they would have an assembly (meeting) in the most busy or crowded area in town. One example is Martin Luther King Jr., when he held an assembly about racism and equal rights and diversity between black and whites. The last basic right that the First Amendment stated was the freedom to petition. The freedom to petition is stated in the First Amendment which prohibits Congress from abridging “the right of the people... to petition the Government for a redress of grievance. So this basic right controls what Congress can do to the people and what they can't do against them. Since 1641 the right to petition has been a huge topic that has been talked about all across America. The First Amendment protects many citizens basic rights and freedoms. People all across America use the First Amendment everyday, or it effects them in some type of way. Like I said many people that live in the United States like the First Amendment, and the things it protects and allows, and some people don't like it. Either way I don't think that the First Amendment's rights will change anytime soon. The First Amendment covers many topics that help United States citizens in many

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