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Freedom of Speech-Congress shall make no  law…abridging the freedom of  speech-Regardless of content (usually) -Freedom of...
Freedom of Religion-Congress shall make no law respecting  an establishment of religion, or  prohibiting the free exercise...
Freedom of the Press-Congress shall make no  law…abridging the freedom… of  the press-Limitations -Libel-- Legal term for ...
Freedom to Assemble-Congress shall make no  law…abridging the right of the  people peaceably to assemble-must be peaceful-...
Freedom to Petition-Congress shall make no  law…abridging the right of the  people … to petition the  government for a red...
Right to Bear Arms-A well regulated militia, being  necessary to the security of a  free State, the right of the  people t...
Right to Bear Arms-A well regulated militia, being  necessary to the security of a  free State, the right of the  people t...
4th Amendment-The right of the people to be  secure in their persons, houses,  papers, and effects, against  unreasonable ...
Cruel and Unusual Punishment-8th Amendment-…nor cruel and unusual punishment  inflicted-legality of the death penalty-juve...
Equal Protection of the Law & Due              Process-14th Amendment-nor shall any state deprive any  person of life, lib...
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20 constitution debated

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20 constitution debated

  1. 1. Freedom of Speech-Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech-Regardless of content (usually) -Freedom of expression-Limitations -Slander-- Legal term for publicly telling a false and damaging statement about someone -Clear and Present Danger-- Idea that one’s speech is not free if that speech could endanger the lives of people around them
  2. 2. Freedom of Religion-Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof-Establishment Clause-- Statement in the 1st Amendment that forbids the gov’t from proclaiming an official religion-Separation of Church and State-- Famous phrase from a letter by Thomas Jefferson that discusses his belief in the role between the government and religion-Faith Based Social Welfare Programs
  3. 3. Freedom of the Press-Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom… of the press-Limitations -Libel-- Legal term for the false and damaging printing of a statement about a person -National Security -Juveniles
  4. 4. Freedom to Assemble-Congress shall make no law…abridging the right of the people peaceably to assemble-must be peaceful-permits may be required
  5. 5. Freedom to Petition-Congress shall make no law…abridging the right of the people … to petition the government for a redress of grievances-government is not required to respond or take action-simply a request
  6. 6. Right to Bear Arms-A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.-gun control laws?-automatic weapons ban?-firearm registrations?
  7. 7. Right to Bear Arms-A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.-gun control laws?-automatic weapons ban?-firearm registrations?
  8. 8. 4th Amendment-The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated…-probable cause-search warrants -”Patriot Act”-modern technology’s ability “big brother”-abortion issues
  9. 9. Cruel and Unusual Punishment-8th Amendment-…nor cruel and unusual punishment inflicted-legality of the death penalty-juveniles and death penalty
  10. 10. Equal Protection of the Law & Due Process-14th Amendment-nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law, nor deny to any person… the equal protection of the laws.-disabled persons rights-illegal aliens

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