Amendments: The First Amendment

487 Words2 Pages
Have you ever thought about what would happen if you didn't have the amendments? Everywhere in America would be chaos. The first amendment says that American citizens have the right to free speech, religion, assembly, petition, and freedom of the press. This amendment was made on September 25, 1789. Over 70% of Americans have agreed that people should have the right to free speech, even if someone’s words are very offensive. In the late 1700’s North American colonies did not have a legal right to express opposition to the British government that ruled them this lead to the making of the first Amendment, this is also known by when the pilgrims left Britain to start their own colony. Amendment One helped the women's suffrage movement in the
Open Document