Amendment 1 – Freedom of Religion, Speech, and the Press

There are 22 specific rights guaranteed to all people listed in the first ten amendments to the Constitution. Choose one of those rights and explain why it was included in the Bill of Rights and how it is or is not being protected by the government today.

The paper should be 600-1000 words long with at least two sources, neither of which can be wikipedia. The SAC library online has a large database (primarily JSTOR) with articles which can help you do your research. The work has to be your own. Anything cut and pasted has to be in quotation marks and and the source identified. You must also include a bibliography which includes for each internet source the author, title of article, title of website, date of publication, web address, and date you accessed the site. For printed sources include author, book/magazine title, publisher, publication date, and page(s) of the quote.

This assignment is designed to meet the following Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) required by the history department:

1. Create an argument using historical evidence.

2. Analyze and interpret primary and secondary sources.

3. Analyze the effects of historical, social, political, economic, cultural, and global forces in this period of US History.

4. Appraise the choices, actions, and consequences of ethical decision-making in a historical context.