U.S. Constitution - Courtesy Wikipedia
June 21, 2012
What it says:
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.
Why it's important:
Allows us freedom against government oppression. Many of our other laws would be meaningless without this one.
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