Can you name the 5 rights in the 1st Amendment?
It is vitally important to know.
The first one is "Freedom of Religion." Being perhaps the most important right, it allows us the freedom to worship God, the right that the compelled the Pilgrims to leave their homeland to find. The exact words of the amendment are: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." Billy Graham once said, "We were to have freedom of religion, not freedom from religion."
The second one is "Freedom of Speech." This gives us the right to speak our mind regardless if others agree with our views or not.
The third is "Freedom of the Press." Without this, we would only get one side's view of the argument..... Today we call this the media, and it includes everything from newspapers to billboards.
The fourth is the "Right to Petition the Government to Redress Grievances." The first significant exercise and defense of this right within the U. S. was to advocate the end of slavery by petitioning Congress in the mid 1830s, including 130,000 requests.
The fifth and last is the "Right to Peaceably Assemble."
Attorney Don Brown has a saying that goes along with it, an excellent way to permanently retain this information: Religion, Speech, Press, go Assemble, Address.