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The 14th Amendment

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Protects freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom to assemble, and freedom to petition the government.
Shawnice Rogers
Date: 1/17/10
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First Amendment:
The 14th amendment states that states must provide equal protection to all people. It also defines what citizenship is.
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. (World History Textbook)

Fourteenth Amendment:
“All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws” (World History Textbook)

  Both the first amendment and 14th amendment have been instrumental in achieving equality for many different minority groups including the right to vote and treated equally. The reason why I say that is because the first amendment, once ratified, had great effects on society. It posed people with freed ideas on speech, press, religion, assemble and petition. The First Amendment prohibits government from establishing a religion and protects each person's right to practice (or not practice) any faith without government interference. Which gives freedom of religion in public schools.
The First Amendment also says that people have the right to speak freely without government interference. This meant that people had the aspects of free speech. People have the right to gather in public to march, protest, demonstrate, carry signs and otherwise...


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