First Amendment

Project Overview/Background:

The First Amendment of the United States Constitution. It consists of 45 words, yet few other words are as instrumental in everyday life as those in the First Amendment.

The First Amendment reads as follows:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting of 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.”

Many people don’t realize how important the First Amendment is. Most don’t even realize what rights it affords every citizen. 

Your Task/Requirements:

Construct a report investigating what rights the First Amendment affords every citizen, including you as a member of the media. Interview Staters and others at State to see if they realize the importance of the First Amendment and what rights it gives them. Ask them how they use their First Amendment rights.