First Amendment to the United States Constitution

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  • Oklahoma Supreme Court Case Study

    Satan has been a topic of controversy since 2012 when the state of Oklahoma placed a statue of the Ten Commandments on the grounds of the State Capital. Many viewed this as a violation of separation of state and religion. The fact that politicians invested their own money in the statue only boosted disagreement. In response, the Satanic Temple urged the Oklahoma government to allow them to place a statue of Satan on legislative property. The state of Oklahoma refused the proposal, and three…

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  • John Locke Tolerance Essay

    Locke stressed the freedom of an individual’s integrity was of upmost importance and any attempts by a government or a church to dampen such freedoms should be looked upon with disdain. According to Locke, the old strong-arm uniformity of church and state had to concede its power to liberty of individual conscience. Locke’s thoughts in regards to this liberty of conscience was Protestant, and theological, harping on religious reasons for desiring free conscience over the claims the church or…

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  • Argumentative Essay: The Path To Freedom

    The United States path to freedom was long and arduous. It took almost two hundred years to establish a firm constitution, the limits it had on people, and how much power the government had over citizens’ freedom. On the path to freedom, many people suffered. Eugene V. Debs was sentenced to 10 years in prison simply for talking to a group of workers about something the government disagreed with (Eugene V. Debs). Alice Paul, an early feminist, was imprisoned, beaten, and tortured on multiple…

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  • The Importance Of Diversity In Public Schools

    and when it comes to church and state we should draw the line and state our knowledge that diversity is not always good for us, especially when we need to all agree on something. There are about four thousand five hundred religions out there and it will be hard for all of us to all agree on one specific topic. The first amendment of the united states constitution gives us all americans the freedom to practice any religion of our choosing. The first amendment states that “Congress shall make no…

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  • Tasos Lazarides's Apple Removes All American Civil War Codes

    The term politically correct first appeared in the 1960’s and since then it has evolved far beyond its original purposes. In his article “Apple Removes All American Civil War Games From the App Store Because of the Confederate Flag”, Tasos Lazarides informs people about Apple’s decision to remove the image of the Confederate Battle Flag the author does not take a strong position in the argument. He uses the article more for informational purposes, as opposed to using the article for an argument.…

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  • First Amendment Limitations

    “The first 10 Amendments to the Constitution, or more appropriately, the first eight, are called the Bill of Rights.” (Kanovitz, 2015, p. 20) The First Amendment protects the freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, right to petition, and right to assemble. Although many believe that the first amendment gives full protection, there are certain limits placed upon it. Freedom of speech has limitations when it comes to obscenity, inciting immediate unlawful action, and using…

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  • Persuasive Essay On Prayer In Schools

    valid reasons, the separation of church and state stand the tallest. "Separation of church and state" is a phrase used by Thomas Jefferson and others expressing an understanding of the intent and function of the Establishment Clause and Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. “Increasing levels of religious pluralism in the modern world raise tensions among religious groups and challenge the inherited state-church models of our nation” (Monsma,…

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  • The History Of Banned Books

    The first amendment of the US Constitution conveys that congress is prohibited from creating a law that restricts the freedom of speech, religion, press, or the right to petition. According to, “The US Constitution established America’s national government and fundamental laws, and guaranteed certain basic rights for its citizens”. Though, it is still in the US Constitution today, its become more insignificant when laws are being regulated or put into place. Claire Mullally found…

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  • Module 11: Media Regulation

    The first amendment of the Unite States Constitution “prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press” ("First Amendment to the United States Constitution." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. Web. 23 Oct. 2015.). Censorship allows the government to allow only certain…

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  • Essay On Music Censorship

    censorship should be abolished because one’s right to express himself should supersede traditional morality. The first amendment to the United States Constitution grants freedom of speech and expression. Censorship is against those freedoms. Artists spend time making art and then have it taken away from them by getting arrested for…

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