Bill of Rights.

Essay by srdjan83University, Bachelor's September 2005

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The Bill of Rights was written for the American people for two reasons. The first was to pacify Anti-Federalists's fears of an overwhelmingly powerful central government provided by the Constitution. The second reason was to protect the freedoms secured by the Americans after their war for independence. Without a Bill of Rights, the people feared that the government would have the power to oppress and to control everything. In my opinion, the First Amendment is the most important. The First Amendment 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. This is quite possibly the amendment that makes the United States the democratic and orderly country that it is. The choice of freedom to say and listen to whatever one wants is the ultimate independence.

The importance of the First Amendment can't be measured. The freedoms and liberties it gives Americans are too great to mark with a value. This part of the Bill of Rights allows me to have a voice in the country I live in. The First Amendment is requisite, or absolutely needed. It sets boundaries that give the people rights in which the government cannot always interfere. Without this amendment, U.S. would lose order. I feel that the First Amendment is a shield that protects every citizen's rights. It provides security to individuals. The First Amendment defends a person's choices and actions. The First Amendment has lasted throughout the years. I believe that it will stay the same for all eternity. This amendment gives the people rights. That is something that will always be essential in keeping a...