The First Amendment
Freedom of Speech, Press, Religion, Assembly and Petition
What does this mean for you? It means that Congress can't create a law that prohibits your right to the following freedoms: speech, religion, press, assembly, and petition. This is the most well known Amendment to the Constitution, but it is also an Amendment that many people take for granted. Your freedom of speech does not give you the right to take away other people's rights. To learn more visit this link, http://ratify.constitutioncenter.org/constitution/details_explanation.php?link=120&const=08_amd_01 and click on the phrase "or abridging the freedom of speech." An explanation will appear in the lower box. By using this information, answer the following questions on your answer sheet.
1. List three types of "speech" that the US Supreme Court recognizes.
2. List the six types of speech that is not protected by the First Amendment, please define two.
1. What is the definition of censorship?
2. Who was first tried for libel in the US in what became known as the first freedom of press trial?
3. What is the definition of prior restraint?
4. What is non-print media?