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Both France and the United States have a Bill of Rights Both documents list rights of the individual The United States Constitution Bill of Rights the French Rights of Man and the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights all share one set purpose They all were created in the best interest of the citizens to ensure freedom and equality throughout a nation In this essay I will compare the similarities between three important US Bill of Rights Amendments with others written in the French Rights of Man and the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights For over 200 years the Constitution has served as the cornerstone of our Nations democracy It has guaranteed us freedom in our decisions and equality in our lives The twenty-four Amendments to the Constitution bind us together to form a nation and help unite us with our government The first Amendment I would like to expand upon is Amendment I The first Amendment states Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof or abridging the freedom of speech or the press or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the government for a redress of grievances This Amendment is basically stating that all American citizens have the right to say and write what they wish the right to meet together peaceably and the right to complain to the government It also states that Congress cannot set up an official religion or keep people from worshiping as they wish This Amendment ensures the freedom of speech press assembly and free exercise of religion This amendment is extremely significant in my life My family and I are Roman Catholics and worship our God every Sunday in church If that freedom of worship was taken away from me or never instilled throughout my childhood I am positive that I would be leading a different type of lifestyle today I
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