Thomas Jefferson and Freedom of Speech
A brief analysis of Thomas Jefferson's opinions on the freedom of speech through an examination of some of his writings.
# 25435 | 750 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2002 |
Published by tpmaven on Mar 29, 2003 in History (U.S. Before 1865) , History (U.S. Birth of the Nation 1750-1800) , History (U.S. The Young Nation 1800-1848)
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This essay examines Thomas Jefferson's feelings about the concept of freedom of speech using some of Jefferson's own writings as sources. It shows how Thomas Jefferson, who was one of the first proponents of freedom of speech, had strong beliefs and opinions on freedom of speech, many of which he put into writing.
From the Paper:"The First Amendment of the Bill of Rights to the U.S. Constitution guarantees four freedoms: freedom of religion, speech, press and assembly. It 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."
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