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5 Things Students Should Know About the First Amendment

September 15, 2017 1:10

Sept. 17 is Constitution Day, but at a time when understanding the U.S. Constitution—its rights, and its limitations on the government—seems more important than ever, many Americans fall well short of even basic knowledge of this all-important document. Fortunately, it is an anchor in many school history curricula. Here are a few essential principles for students, and everyone else.

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