Today I will be discussing three freedoms from the first amendment. I will identify how these freedoms have developed in our society. You will also hear a few of my own personal experiences that I have had regarding these freedoms. The first amendment states : “congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise there of, 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 greivencess.” In the next few paragraphs we will be discussing this. So lets begin. “ congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.” Religion is a topic that not many people like to talk about, yet it is an important one at that. Establishing a religion has come a long way in society. Back in the early 1900’s there were few religions, nowadays there a too many to count. Everyone believes something different, in a room of 75 people all may be a different religion. So from that you can see how much that freedom has been appreciated. You cannot tell someone not to believe what they do, so establishment of religion is where that plays a role. “freedom of speech” and “the right of the people to peaceably assembly.” To me these two freedoms deffinetly go together hand and hand. Think of protesters, they don’t always peaceably gather but they get their freedom of speech, to speak how they feel. Human rights activists assemble peaceably to raise money or make known a cause they are helping. If this freedom wasn’t here that couldn’t happen, just think how have these two freedoms benefited you? To conclude, our society wouldn’t be where it is today if we didn’t have these freedoms. There would be no progress. We have all benefited from these in one way or another, whether through ourselves or from someone else. For years to come the first amendment will continue to play a huge part in our society.
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