Constitution Project Emily Greene
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The First Amendment guarantees freedom of religion, the right to petition, expression, and assembly. It stops Congress from restricting an individual's religious practices and promoting one religion over the others. It guarantees freedom of expression by forbidding Congress from restricting the press or the rights of individuals to speak freely. Also, it guarantees the right to petition the citizens' government and the right of citizens to assemble peaceably. Passed by Congress: September 25, 1789 Ratified: December 15, 1791 Written by: James Madison
The Second Amendment preserves an individuals' liberty to own a firearm unconnected with service in the military and to use that arm for traditionally legal purposes, such as self-defense within the home. Passed by Congress: September 25, 1789 Ratified: December 15, 1791 Written by: James Madison
The 19th Amendment guarantees that the freedom of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be declined or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of gender. Passed by Congress: June 4, 1919 Ratified: August 18, 1920 Written by: Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton
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