Launchpad: Getting to Know the First Amendment! (6–12)

The First Amendment guarantees several types of freedom of expression and rights to citizens of the United States, including:

  • Freedom to practice the religion of your choice
  • Freedom of speech
  • Freedom of the press
  • Right of public assembly
  • Right to petition the government

Write a brief example of a situation describing the exercise of each of these freedoms and rights. Then write an explanation of a personal experience in which you have exercised an aspect of your First Amendment rights.