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First Amendment: Introduction

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 redre

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Introduction
The right to freedom of religion is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.  It forbids the government from promoting one religion over an other and also forbids the restricting of an individuals religious practice. The First Amendment protects freedom of speech, the right of citizens to assemble peaceably and freedom of the press.

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