Thursday, February 20, 2020

First Amendment. History of Amendments to the US Constitution.

AMENDMENTS to the US Constitution. 

Amendment I

Freedoms, Petitions, Assembly

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 ten amendments to the US Constitution are known as the Bill of Rights.

After the Civil War several more were passed to legalize rights of African Americans who had been freed after the war.
The United States Constitution now has 25 functioning amendments. There have been 27 ratified in total, but one of these, the 18th, was Prohibition and another, the 21st, was the repeal of Prohibition.
See our AMENDMENTS SUMMARY for more about the US Constitution