Freedom of Speech

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Freedom of Speech

The First Amendment for America was built on freedom. The freedom to speak, freedom to choose, freedom to worship, and freedom to do just about anything you want within the law. The first amendment was designed to protect each race. Out of all of our rights, freedom of speech is should be the most cherished, and one of the most talked about subjects. Freedom of speech should be utilized, because so many people fought for the right to have freedom and the freedom to speak. Freedom to vote in every major election. Freedom to travel to any state of your choice. Freedom of speech has allowed Americans to speak out against what is wrong with the country and in the world and it has allowed people to express themselves in their own way(rights and liberties 2003 pg 17) Having the freedom to speak is a positive thing. If you use the freedom of speech in the correct way nothing can stand in your way of becoming the best person you can be and have great success.

Freedom of speech is a brave epidemic that has had a great deal of importance on Americans, and the way they live their lives. The causes contributing to this epidemic include the 1st amendment (1787). This stops people from making or distributing obscene materials. (Roth v. United States, 1957section b), and major changes in the way Americans live their life. Among the changes in Americans, Freedom of speech has changed societies. Americans were people who didn’t have freedom of speech. This was an ongoing issue for American’s until the congress passed the 14th amendment. The 14th amendment has helped with citizenship; each state is prohibited from not accepting each person no matter the race into the state. No one is to be deprived of life; no person can be denied equal protection of the law. (Rights and Liberties 2003pg6). The 14th amendment proved to be an effective tool for American’s to use. Having the...
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