The Importance of the Bill of Rights

December 19, 2019

Ratified on Dec. 15, 1791, the Bill of Rights is the name given to the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution. It includes the First Amendment, which provides for freedom of the press.

In full, the First Amendment states: 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.

A recent video from Gov. Mike Parson's Office remembers the importance of the Bill of Rights.