The First Amendment – What it guarantees us as Americans
Having just celebrated our county’s 242nd Birthday this past 4th of July, we will be exercising our First Amendment Rights to Assembly at the Hillsborough Court House on Saturday, July 21 from 10 to noon to support the Second Amendment to the Constitution – the right to bear arms.
The Five Freedoms guaranteed us by the First Amendment to the US Constitution are:
- Freedom of Religion
- Freedom of Speech
- Freedom of the Press
- Freedom to Assemble Peaceably
- Freedom to Petition the Government for a Redress of Grievances
“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.”
Fifteen years after the US Constitution was signed on July 4, 1776, the First Amendment was adopted as Amendment One of the Bill of Rights on December 15, 1791.