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Fijrst Amendment: US Constitution

-discusses at least one case of significance related to three of the provisions of the First Amendment.
- evaluate the rights and responsibilities that the Constitution gives an American citizen.
- explain why each case needed to be heard and interpreted by the Supreme Court.
-discusses how the Supreme Court's decision in each case continues to affect the rights of American citizens today.

Thanks, I am horrible with research and history!

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-discusses at least one case of significance related to three of the provisions of the First Amendment.
- evaluate the rights and responsibilities that the Constitution gives an American citizen.
- explain why each case needed to be heard and interpreted by the Supreme Court.
-discusses how the Supreme Court's decision in each case continues to affect the rights of American citizens today.

Thanks, I am horrible with research and History!
The First Amendment to the US Constitution is: "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". So the three parts relate to freedom with respect to religion, speech/press and to assemble/ petition the government.

The case that we will discuss with respect to freedom of religion is Board of Education of Kiryas Joel Village School District v. Grumet, 512 U.S. 687 (1994), In this case the New York legislature passed a school districting law that drew its boundaries in accordance with the boundaries of the Village of Kiryas Joel, a religious enclave of Satmar Hasidim who practice an extreme form of Judaism. The state school boards filed a lawsuit that this districting was against the First Amendment. The issue before the US Supreme Court was did the legislation violate the First Amendment? The Supreme Court held that this legislation violated the First Amendment because the districting act did not maintain the state's neutrality position with respect to religion.
- evaluate the rights and responsibilities that the Constitution gives an American citizen.
The first amendment gives the citizens the right to exercise religion. The state can restraint religious activities only if there are compelling interests or if the state actions are neutral.
- explain why each case needed to be heard and interpreted by the Supreme Court.
This case had to be heard by the ...

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This solution discusses the elements of the First Amendment.

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