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Bill of Rights/1st Amendment


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What is the Bill of Rights?
The first 10 Amendments to the Constitution.
What was the purpose of the Bill of Rights?
The purpose of the Bill of Rights was to guarantee individual rights.
Who was in favor of the Bill of Rights?
The Anti-federalist were in favor of the Bill of Rights.
Were there rights reserved to individuals in the original Constitution?
No, there was not a guarantee of individual rights.
What were the anti-federalists afraid of?
The anti-federalists were afraid of the ultimate power that a distant central government would have over the states and the individuals.
What were the five freedoms guaranteed by the first Amendment?
Freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly and freedom of petition.
What is the establishment clause?
It is a section of the first Amendment that states that the government cannot establish a state religion.
What does "the press" refer to in freedom of the press?
Newspapers, radio, tv, the internet and forms of mass communication.
What are the limitations to freedom of speech?
You cannot endanger the safety of others, nor can you threaten national security.

Yelling fire in a public theatre, publishing war plans.
What does assembly mean?
Getting together as a group to voice an opinion.
What is the right to petition the government?
You have the right to get people to sign their name in agreement with a certain position that you take and then present before Congress in an attempt to influence their actions.
What was the suprement court case Texas v. Johnson about?
Burning the flag.
What was the case Tinker v. Des Moines about?
The right of students to freedom of speech as long as it does not disrupt the learning of others.
What was the case of Hazelwood v. Kulmeier about and how did it rule?
It was about freedom of the press for students and it ruled that students did not retain absolute freedom of the press.

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