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A simple summary of the 1st Amendment

Read the background for each first amendment freedoms (speech, religion, assembly, press) spotlighted below. answer the questions by inserting the answers where indicated...

Please see the attached sheet, I am having a hard time understanding the dialogue from this era. I have started some of it, though I am not sure if I am on the right track.

Thank you for your help.


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Okay, I've summarized the dialogue from the first four parts. I hope this helps.

1. First Amendment rights to free speech were used for Presidential campaign speeches. The text mentions Lincoln in particular doing so in order to establish himself as a viable candidate for president. The text shows one of his speeches in which Lincoln declared that the signers of the Constitution did not intend for the Federal government to interfere with slavery where it already existed, and this view had only come about within the last fifty years. This speech was reprinted across the ...

Solution Summary

The solution proves a summary of the first amendment and the freedoms stated therein to assist a student who finds it difficult reading.