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The First Amendment is the hallmark of an open society and serves as the blueprint for freedom in America.
It serves as the cornerstone for American democracy.
Congress shall make no law respecting an
establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free
exercise thereof; an 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 First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
In this statement, there are five identified freedoms.
They include: 1) Freedom of Religion, 2) Freedom of Speech, 3) Freedom of the Press, 4) the Right to Peaceably Assemble (often including the right to protest) and
5) the Right to Petition the Government for a Redress of Grievances.