10 Facts about the First Amendment

We will discuss facts about the First Amendment. It tells you more about the history of United States. Amendment I was included in one of the 10 Amendments on the Bill of Rights. On 15 December 1791, it was adopted. The primary issues are related to the freedom of speech, free exercise of religion, and freedom of press. Why don’t you check the details for more information about the First Amendment?

Facts about the First Amendment 1: the proposal

The primary objective of proposing the Bill of Rights actually was used to reduce the level of opposition of the Anti-Federalist on the ratification of US constitution.

the First Amendment Madison

the First Amendment Madison

Facts about the First Amendment 2: the application

The application of the First Amendment was only employed for the laws enacted by the Congress at first.

Facts about the First Amendment 3: the states

The states also had their First Amendment by the Supreme Court due to the case of Gitlow v. New York (1925).

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the First Amendment US

Facts about the First Amendment 4: the church and state

Thomas Jefferson wanted to have a separation between the state and church in the case of Everson v. Board of Education (1947).

Facts about the First Amendment 5: the speech rights

The speech rights were included in the major concern of the First Amendment. In 20th and 21st centuries, the expansion of speech rights took place with court decision.

Facts about the First Amendment 6: the forms of speech rights

The forms of speech rights covered many issues such as school speech, pornography, campaign financing, anonymous speech and political speech.

Facts about the First Amendment 7: the political speech and commercial speech

The political speech is more protected than the commercial speech in the First Amendment.

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the First Amendment

Facts about the First Amendment 8: the media

The media are more protected according to the First Amendment because the publication of opinions and information are regulated in Free Press Clause.

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Facts about the First Amendment 9: Virginia colonial legislature

According to the Virginia colonial legislature, one of the greatest forms of liberty was found in the freedom of press based on their Declaration of Rights in 1776.

Facts about the First Amendment

Facts about the First Amendment

Facts about the First Amendment 10: James Madison

Have you ever heard about James Madison?  The famous Bill of Rights was drafted by Madison. He presented 10 amendments on the US constitution during the first Congress of United States.

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