1st amendment Essays

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Mickeira Johnson
October 10, 2014
Mr. Speight 4Th Period
American History 1 Honors
The Bill Of Rights; Amendment One
The first amendment freedom of religion, speech, press, and assembly. The first amendment explains that the 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 grievancesAmendment One is freedom of religion, speech, press and assembly. The first amendment has come to represent the right of “a single minority of one” to express views that differ from those of the popular majority in the areas of speech, religion and expression. It basically mean, the freedoms to speak your mind, to worship, to pray without restriction, and to protest in peace are rights protected by the first amendment.
In the first amendment, the freedoms described therein are under constant assault, from school officials depriving students of their right to express their faith and local governments and police threatening citizens from stating unpopular view in public members of the press been threatened with jail time for reporting on important government programs. As an example on September 2007, police for using his first amendment rights at a meeting including Senator John Kerry cruelly dealt with University of Florida student Andrew Meyer. Meyer was tasered and then arrested by the police when he refused to leave the microphone after his given time to ask his question; a question Kerry stated he was ready to answer.
Violations on First Amendment rights have reached such boundaries that government officials are even make an attempt to command what we can and cannot wear. Various cities have started breaking down on the so-called “baggy pants” trousers worn below the underclothing. The style, which expanded in prisons because inmates were not provided…