1st Amendment in U.S. Constitution states 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.

The First Amendment guarantees freedoms concerning religion, expression, assembly, and the right to petition. It guarantees freedom of expression and prohibits Congress from restricting these rights of individuals.

This is the Amendment that protects your rights to free speech, religious choice, expression through press/news media/journalism, peaceable assembly, and the right to petition the government.

Together, these five guaranteed freedoms make the people of the United States of America the freest people in the world.

The First Amendment is one of the most important Amendments for your protection of democracy.