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1 National Constitution Day 1 st Amendment White Out! Activity

2 What Document is it? 1 st Amendment to the United States Constitution; December 15, 1791 Constitution of Georgia; February 5, 1777 Constitution of Pennsylvania - September 28, Constitution of Vermont - July 8, 1777 That the people have a right to freedom of speech, and of writing, and publishing their sentiments; therefore the freedom of the press ought not to be restrained.

3 Questions to consider: What is the meaning of the text? Do you know if that idea is present in any of the choices? Does the text match the text from the choice you know has the main idea in it? What can be the explanation for that? That the people have a right to freedom of speech, and of writing, and publishing their sentiments; therefore the freedom of the press ought not to be restrained.

4 One More Look: 1 st Amendment to the United States Constitution; December 15, 1791 Constitution of Georgia; February 5, 1777 Constitution of Pennsylvania - September 28, Constitution of Vermont - July 8, 1777 That the people have a right to freedom of speech, and of writing, and publishing their sentiments; therefore the freedom of the press ought not to be restrained.

5 And the winner is: Constitution of Pennsylvania - September 28, 1776

6 AND... Constitution of Vermont - July 8, 1777 But PA had it first.

7 The Finalists XII. That the people have a right to freedom of speech, and of writing, and publishing their sentiments; therefore the freedom of the press ought not to be restrained. - Constitution of Pennsylvania - September 28, 1776 XIV. That the people have a right to freedom of speech, and of writing and publishing their sentiments; therefore, the freedom of the press ought not be restrained. - Constitution of Vermont - July 8, 1777 ART. LXI. Freedom of the press and trial by jury to remain inviolate forever. - Constitution of Georgia; February 5, 1777 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. – 1 st Amendment to the United States Constitution; December 15, 1791

8 In the end: The Freedom of Speech and the Press took many forms in state constitutions well before the Constitution and Bill of Rights were constructed and ratified as the laws of our land. How have the realities of Free Speech, Press and Expression been challenged and championed throughout history? Let’s look and see...


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