1791: The Bill of Rights

The First Amendment of the US Bill of Rights from 1791 guarantees freedom of speech, the press and religion.


‘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 grievances.’
– US Bill of Rights, 1791


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