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Teacher Guide: The Right to Peacefully Assemble

Teach students about the role peaceful protest has played in US history, how the law evolved, and about current threats to assembly rights.

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Teacher Guide: The Sedition Act of 1798

Passed only seven years after the ratification of the Constitution, the Sedition Act forced the young country to decide not just whether it was truly dedicated to freedom of speech, but also what that idea would even mean in a democratic republic. 

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Madison-Jefferson Letters on Advisability of a Bill of Rights, 1787-1789

By Professor Stephen D. Solomon, Editor, First Amendment Watch The Constitution had been written and signed by the time that […]

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