The First Amendment is clear and concise. It wastes no words in describing some of our most important civil rights.
The First Amendment reads, “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.”
The First Amendment protects various rights, including:
• Freedom of religion
• Freedom of speech
• Freedom of the press
• Right to assemble
• Right to Petition the government for a redress of grievances
These civil rights seem so basic that we often take them for granted. Of course, we should never do so. These are rights in which those who created this country deeply believed. They risked their lives for them, fought for them, and died for them.