The First Amendment Term Paper by Patrick

The First Amendment
A discussion of three of the provisions of the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.
# 115259 | 2,299 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Jul 14, 2009 in Law (Constitution) , Law (Historic Trials)

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The paper explores the First Amendment and three of its provisions, namely, the right to freedom of speech, freedom of religion and freedom of the press. The paper refers to landmark cases on the First Amendment that have set a precedent for all future cases in the United States.

Rights and Responsibilities Given to U.S. Citizens by the Constitution
The First Amendment: Freedom of Speech
The First Amendment: Freedom of Religion
The First Amendment: Freedom of the Press

From the Paper:

"Throughout the course of the brief history of the United States no topic has been more widely debated and heard by the U.S. Supreme Court than the First Amendment and its provisions. Including some of the most fundamental reasons the United States was founded including freedom of speech, freedom or religion and freedom of the press, the First Amendment has been placed under a microscope with the U.S. Supreme Court acting as its interpreter. With many variations of multiple issues both of historical and personal importance cases are heard not only to reach a verdict but to be put into the books as future references for issues that have not yet arisen."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Cornell University Law School. Syllabus, Supreme Court of the United States. "Richmond Newspapers, Inc. v. Virginia." Retrieved July 11, 2009 from
  • Liptak, Adam. "Animal Cruelty Law Tests Free Speech" (2009, January 5) The New York Times. Retrieved July 11, 2009 from
  • PBS Newshour with Jim Leher. "Protetcing Anonymous Sources." (2005, July 6) Retrieved July 11, 2009 from
  • 'Praise Darwin': Creationism proponents have not 'moved on'. (2009, February 6). The York Dispatch. Retrieved July 11, 2009, from ProQuest Newsstand. (Document ID: 1639847221).
  • The Associated Press. "Court tosses Pa. school district's intelligent-design policy" Retrieved July 11, 2009 from

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