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Basic Rights and Participation

Bill of Rights
Basic Rights and Participation
Amendment Process
Federal Government
Bills come to Law
Legislative Branch
Executive Branch
Judicial Branch

This page will inform you all about the Basic Rights of all American citizens, and how they participate.


Freedom of Speech

To speak our mind is our right as people.

Basic Rights

Basic Freedoms: Freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, and the right to petition.
Power exists in the hands of the people for a democratic society.
Allows citizens to criticize the government, in speech or in the press, without fear of punishment.
Cannot endorse a religion, nor can it prohibit citizens from practicing a religion if they chose to do so.
Rights are not limited to those mentioned in the constitution.
Limits on rights: NOT LIMITED!
Government can establish laws or rules to restrict certain standards to protect the health, safety, security, and moral standards of a community.
Rights may be limited to prevent one person's rights from interfering with rights from others. However, restrictions must be resonable and must apply to everyone equally.
Duties: Obey the law. (If not, you are endangering others and society.)
Pay taxes
Defend the nation
Responsibilities: ARE NOT DUTIES!
If not responsible, our lives will deminish.
Civil Republicanism: Need to know your rights and exercise them when necessary.
Ways to Participate: VOTE!

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