The Soul of the First Amendment Setting & Symbolism

Floyd Abrams
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The First Amendment

The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to free speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, freedom of assembly, and freedom to petition the government. Abrams focuses on the freedoms of speech and the press, collectively referred to as freedom of expression. He states that the American conception of freedom of expression is much broader than any other, allowing forms of expressions that are illegal even in foreign democracies.

The Bill of Rights

The Bill of Rights is the collective name given to the first ten amendments of the U.S. Constitution, all of which address the political and civil rights of Americans. The First Amendment of the Bill of Rights guarantees the right to free expression.

The Constitution

The Constitution is the foundational document of the United States federal government. It describes the structure of government and lists the...

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