The Stavus Statement

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The Stavus Statement

The Stavus Statement

FREEDOM OF ASSEMBLY...AN IMPORTANT ASSET"Congress shall make no law... abridging...the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."The magna carta was one of the first example of the people using the freedom of assembly to achieve a common goal. This fredom was assumed as a given back in England, but the Founding fathers made sure it was given. The freedom of assembly is an important inclusion in the first amendment, as it allows for political descisions, and for justice to take effect with the people's vote, and importantly, peacefully.

AMENDMENT CHALLENGED, DEFEATED IN COURTIn 1941, A New Hampshire town that required a liscense to hold a parade within the town. A few people held a sidewalk parade without the liscence and they were fined for breaking the law. They argued that this was a violation of their freedom of assembly. A unanimous 9-0 descision was voted against them.

THE EFFECTS ARE GREATIn this Country's past, there have been many instances in which the freedom of assembly has made a significant difference in a major political issue. An example of this is the women's rights movement. There were many protesters who assembled in a group to argue peacefully against discrimination against women.

THE MANY EFFECTSThe freedom of assembly, or freedom of association allows citicens to assemble in public, and protest the issues that they believe are nessecary to protest, and pursue common interests.

BILL OF RIGHTS PASSED 1ST AMENDMENT INCLUDES FREEDOM OF ASSEMBLY


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