From the Constitution Here is the text of the First Amendment from the Constitution: "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." Freedom of Religion Freedom of religion is the first freedom mentioned in the Bill of Rights.
This shows how important it was to the Founding Fathers of the United States.
It does not, however, protect them from repercussions they may have at work or in the public from voicing their opinions.
Freedom of the Press This freedom allows people to publish their opinions and information without the government stopping them.
In her case, Weisman cited the First Amendment's clause against the state establishing any religion.
The First Amendment guarantees freedom of religion in two clauses — the "establishment" clause, which prohibits the government from establishing an official church, and the "free exercise" clause that allows people to worship as they please.Notice that the phrase "separation of church and state" does not appear in the First Amendment, nor is it found anywhere else in the Constitution.Most people do not realize that the phrase was actually coined later by Thomas Jefferson.This may be through any type of media including the newspaper, radio, TV, printed pamphlets, or online.There are some things that you can't publish including printing lies about people to damage their reputation (this is called defamation) or copying someone else's work (copyright law).They wanted a way for the people to officially bring issues to the government.This right allows individuals or special interest groups to lobby the government and to sue the government if they feel they have been wronged.In 1802, when he was President, he wrote the opinion that the First Amendment's freedom of religion clause was designed to build "a wall of separation between Church and State." Court cases that address freedom of religion have dealt with the rejection of prayer in public schools, the denial of aid to parochial schools, the banning of polygamy (the practice of having more than one wife), the restriction of poisonous snakes and drugs in religious rites, and limiting the right to decline medical care for religious purposes.Free speech is one of the most cherished liberties, but free speech often conflicts with other rights and liberties.Right to Assemble This freedom gives people the right to gather in groups as long as they are peaceable.The government must allow people to gather on public property.