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First Amendment Essay Examples

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The Importance of the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights
The first amendment of the Bill of Rights to the constitution guarantees four freedoms: freedom of religion, speech, press and assembly. The Bill of Rights was passed on December 15, 1791. Since then, the freedoms have been debated, discussed, and fought and died for. Many have immigrated to America to receive those freedom...
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Gun Control in America
Since declaring its independence, the United States has had an extensive and conflicted association with guns. Firearms have played a critical part in constituting US history and culture. It is in the Second Amendment of our Constitution and it states, “a well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a fre...
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Gun Control in America
From heated conversations at the dinner table to discussions between coworkers, and even the congressional floor, gun control has become a debate that is dividing the nation. Since Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy were assassinated in 1968 to the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in December of 2012, gun co...
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Gun Violence in America
The only headlines that seem to be reoccurring, whether it’s on Channel 5 news, the front page of the Metro, or in big bold letters on the Boston Globe’s website is most often the time relating to gun violence. Though violence in America will never completely vanish, incidents correlating to firearms are easily preventable....
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An Analysis of the First Amendment and our Rights in the United States of America
The 1st Amendment and our Rights Freedom of Speech, freedom of expression, both oral and written, from governmental prior restraint, except as such expression constitutes libel, slander, obscenity, sedition, or criminal conduct such as bribery, perjury, or incitement to riot. In the U.S., this freedom is protected by the...
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Should Professor Smut Be Penalized for Showing Students Pornography?
Professor Smut took an unusual and innovative approach at covering the topic of censorship in his class. He showed legal material to his class which was comprised of students, who were all of the legal age required to view these images. Primary issues in this case are whether pornography is damaging and who is in control of...
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An Argument for the First Amendment of the United States Constitution
Out of all the freedoms we have, I strongly believe that those gave in the First Amendment are the most significant. 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 of the press; or the right...
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The Importance of Governments Observing and Protecting Basic Human Rights
Human rights are the essential freedoms that a human being holds. Examples of essential freedoms include freedom from discrimination, freedom of expression, and freedom of religion. It is quite difficult to think of a place that does not allow just a few of the basic rights that men and women are entitled to. However, as di...
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An Analysis of the Religious Freedom Amendment
That s Why We Pray A bill has been presented by over one hundred members of the House of Representatives called the Religious Freedom Amendment. This bill would permit prayer and other religious expression on public property. However, it will not become mandatory. The bill officially promises: To secure the people s right...
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Reading Fastback 317 (Students and the Law)
To me, the basis of the Fastback 317 is to emphasize the First and Fourth Amendments of the Unites States Constitution and how they apply to students in the educational environment. The cases referred to in the book are informative because they illustrate the boundaries for teachers and student boundaries both as an individ...
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