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enactment, application, current use of Amendment 1

Amendment 1. 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.

Discuss the explanation, history, political battles at the time of enactment, application, current use of Amendment 1.

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I pick the Amendment 1. 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.
The explanation, history, political battles at the time of enactment, application, current use of the Amendment 1.
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There was a belief in the framers of the constitution that if the new US citizens did not take care to share information completely among themselves, they would be worse off than they had been under the control the British. The new settlers had a desire for democracy and openness. They did not want official control of information to take place. This is the reason why the First amendment was written. The first amendment, disallows the setting up of a state-sponsored church, requires the division of the church and state, and assures freedom of worship, of speech, the press, the right to ...

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