16 November 20
The importance of the First amendment and the Preamble
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men were created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, and that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness (Jefferson, Declaration of independence)” The Declaration of Independence states that all men were created and are equal. Although during the time this only applied to rich Christian white males, but now during the twenty-first century the united states realize that the people of the world are all equal. The amendments such as amendment I and the preamble, do prove that the people of the U.S. are striving to achieve equality for everyone.
The First amendment is important because it gives people the freedoms of religion, speech, petition, assembly, and press. In the speech, what to the Slave is the Fourth of July, Frederick Douglass talked about the holiday being a mockery and a reminder to the African-American community that they are not included in the U.S. community. The things that Frederick talked about was very controversial and it was very opinionated, but amendment I allowed him to produce the speech and present it in front of many people, none of that would be able to happen without the first amendment.
The preamble also can be seen effecting modern day U.S. The preamble states that in order to form a more perfect union, the people of the United States must establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings...