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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 1st Amendment: Freedom of Assembly and Petition DONATE What does it say/do? That people can gather in considerable numbers as long as they are not a safety hazard. That people can gather in considerable numbers as long as they are not a safety hazard. That people can have complaints about the government and express them. Guarantees that people can protest anything they want as long as they aren't hurting anyone. Part II: History Part III: Impact Goes one step further after the freedom of the press, i.e. freedom of opinion. Basically this right helps enforce that people havethe right notto tolerate being oppressed. What was going on in American Society at the time that led to the passage of the amendment? When it was passed, who pushed for the passing of the amendment and why? The Constitution was recently passed and lots of the problems in the U.S. still had to be resolved. It was passed in 1791.James Madison and many other Antifederalists campaigned for it andthe other 9 amendments in the Billof Rights. They wanted to make sure the rights of the people wereprotected. How did this amendment change American society when it was passed? How does it affect American society now? Even to this day and age, Americans stillstage protests and petition the government. Examples: There is even a website launchedcalled,"We the People" that makes it even easier to petition the government. There was once a protest that involved one millionpeople a.k.a. the, "Million Man Marchon Washington." Examples: At first, the people involved in the Whiskey Rebellion hadpetitioned the government about the tax, but failed. Citizens everywhere could now be more sureand secure in thethought that their rights were protected. Some peopleeven tried it out. Citations "First Amendment Center." First Amendment Center. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Nov. 2014. N.p., n.d. Web.y. Slaughter Prentice Hall, America, History of our Nation textbook.
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