Use this American Government by the People video entitled First Amendment Rights to understand how government works and to study how The Constitution protects our right to seek a writ of habeas corpus and forbids ex post facto laws and bills of attainder. Learn about First Amendment Rights or freedoms; freedom of religion, freedom from the establishment of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly and petition, and freedom of association, are at the heart of a healthy constitutional democracy. Discover how since World War I, the Supreme Court has become the primary branch of government for giving meaning to these constitutional restraints. And since 1925 these constitutional limits have been applied not only to Congress but to all governmental agencies national, state, and local.
Learn about First Amendment Rights