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The First Amendment

Introduction

Amendment I

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.

The First Amendment and its protections play a major part in American life and comprise one of the most important and active areas of constitutional jurisprudence. This guide will direct you to resources that you can use while researching the Bill of Rights, the First Amendment, or any of its individual clauses.