Whenever we discuss the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, most often, we talk about free speech. There are actually five parts to the First Amendment. It’s important to understand all five parts in order to understand why the United States Constitution is so exceptional.
James Madison is called the Father of the Constitution, but he was initially opposed to any amendments. Those amendment we call the Bill of Rights. His first thought was that the Constitution, in itself, was complete. Fortunately, Thomas Jefferson persuaded him otherwise. Madison, with guidance from Jefferson and inspiration from Alexander Hamilton and John Adams, wrote the majority of the amendments.
The First Amendment in full reads:
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 five parts of the First Amendment 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
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