First Ammendmant

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First Amendment Research Paper The constitution was established and put into recognition on July 4th, 1776. Ever since then the people of America have had certain rights and liberties to pursue their own religions and opinions. The most of important of all amendments established to the constitution was The First Amendment which guaranteed the right to freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom of press. If you are an American citizen, then by law you are guaranteed all of these rights. Below I will state the first amendment and discuss it more in-depth.

The First Amendment of the Constitution.

"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." First of all, the constitution was most likely intended for the White Male American Citizen.

Thus meaning that the ideas of the constitution have changed overtime, due to the fact that nowadays the constitution applies to everyone who is an American citizen. I still believe that the constitution is not allowing all American citizens freedom of certain liberties. Such as the freedom of press is taken away from all students attending a school. E.g. we the students are not permitted to make websites about or having to do with, our school. Failure to comply with that rule could result in an expulsion or worse. Whereas if a person other than a student was to make a web site about our school, they would have no consequences to suffer. This rule is just an example of how certain liberties (freedom of press) are taken away from students and/or minors in general.