The first 10 amendments to the Constitution are known as the Bill of Rights. These amendments were written by James Madison in response to the concerns of many that individual righ...
1st Amendment - Religion and Expression
The First Amendment to the US Constitution is the part of the Bill of Rights that expressly prohibits Congress from making laws "respecting an establishment of religion" or that prohibit the free exercise of religion, infringe the freedom of speech...
Ratified: December 15, 1791
The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution prohibits
the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free
The First Amendment guarantees freedoms concerning religion, expression,
assembly, and the right to petition. It forbids Congress from both promoting one ...
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or 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 grievance... More »
On September 25, 1789, the First Congress of the United States proposed 12
amendments to the Constitution. The 1789 Joint Resolution of Congress
The first 10 amendments form the Bill of Rights. Congress shall make no law
respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; ...
First Amendment - Religion and ExpressionAmendment Text | Annotations
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or
Amendment 1 of the United States Constitution. ... Amendment 1 - Freedom of
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The Bill of Rights — the first 10 amendments to the Constitution — went into effect
on Dec. 15, 1791, when the state of Virginia ratified it, giving the bill the ...