First Amendment IQ
The First Amendment
The First Amendment is home to some of America’s most important freedoms. These rights are the pillars of our republic. The Founders of our country wanted to protect the citizens from an all-powerful government. Over time, the interpretation of this amendment has changed. But the spirit of protection has remained the same.
The text of this amendment reads, “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.”
What year was the First Amendment ratified?
What five freedoms are protected by the first amendment?
Religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition
Religion, speech, press, assembly, and privacy
Religion, speech, education, assembly, and privacy
Which of the five freedoms would be violated with government-owned newspapers?
Which of the five freedoms allows for people to group together and protest?
Many of our earliest colonists left England to avoid religious persecution. Where is this seen in the text of the First Amendment?
"Every man can practice any religion."
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..."
"Congress cannot stop any man from practicing his personal religion."
Which of our five freedoms was essential to the founders?
Who said, “Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press,...”?
T/F A person can falsely scream "fire" in a theatre and claim "freedom of speech" as protection from prosecution.
T/F Freedom of speech only refers to speech that is spoken aloud.
What was the ruling of the Supreme Court in Tinker v. Des Moines?
"Students do not shed their constitutional rights at the schoolhouse gate."
"Burning a flag is protected under the freedom of speech clause."
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