The FIRST AMENDMENT (change/addition) to the original Constitution guarantees 5 BASIC FREEDOMS:
1)Speech (gives Americans the right to express themselves without government interference)
2)Religion (gives Americans the freedom to practice religion without government interference)
3)Press (newspapers, magazines, can freely print stories without government interference)
4)Assembly (Americans can peacefully gather for a purpose)
5)Petition the Government (signing a petition to complain about a government policy or action)
Answer the following two questions with one paragraph for each question.
1)Why do you think THESE 5 FREEDOMS were the First Amendment (change/addition) to the original Constitution?
2)Which of the 5 freedoms guaranteed in the First Amendment do you think is the MOST IMPORTANT? Why?
**This assignment is due Friday, March 19.