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The First Amendment
A discussion on the evolution and significance of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
# 110805 | 1,021 words | 3 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 31, 2008 in Law (Constitution)

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The paper looks at the major issues that arose in the evolution of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, notes the interpretation of the anti-establishment clause and explores the significance of the First Amendment. The paper then discusses the contemporary issues of free speech, such as the law pertaining to e-mail, real-time texting, subscription television, and satellite radio.

Origin, Provisions, and Ratification
Early Significance, Evolution, and History
Modern Evolution
Continuing Significance

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Dershowitz, A. M. (2002) Shouting Fire: Civil Liberties in a Turbulent Age. New York: Little Brown.
  • Friedman, L.M. (2005) A History of American Law. New York: Touchstone.
  • Haynes, C., Chaltain, S., Glisson (2006) First Freedoms: A Documentary History of First Amendment Rights in America. London: Oxford University Press

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