The First Amendment Written in 1791
The First amendment was written by Congress. The amendment was ratified on September 25, 1789 and adopted on December 15, 1791. The First Amendment states many things in a short paragraph. It states that all American citizens have the right to practice any religion with out being hassled. It also states that the American people have a right of freedom of speech. It also states that the press has the right to publish/right whatever they want to. This Amendment says that the people have the right to an assembly, a right the peacefully protest against the government. There are exceptions to this amendment. Speech: You can't shout FIRE in a crowded theater, and you can't make threats or incite violence. Press: Members of the press can't release classified information, etc. Assembly: Assemblies often require permits and must follow restrictions of distances and sizes based on applicable local, state and federal laws. Religion: Religious expression can't take the form of hurting others or infringing on their rights. Petition: Your petition for 'redress' must not contain threats that may incite the Secret Service, Capitol Police or Homeland Security.