Amendment 1

FREEDOM OF RELIGION, SPEECH, PRESS, ASSEMBLY, AND PETITION

Passed by Congress on September 25, 1789. Ratified as law on December 15, 1791. The First Amendment is the first of the first ten amendments that form the Bill of Rights.

“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.”

For example, the Establishment Clause:

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