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Lesson 23: How Does the Constitution Protect Freedom of Expression?


abridging  Limiting or reducing.

First Amendment  An amendment to the Constitution that protects freedom of expression and the right of assembly.

freedom of expression  The right to make known one's attitudes, emotions, thoughts, feelings, etc., as protected by the First Amendment.

redress of grievances  Correction of complaints. The First Amendment protects the right to petition the government to obtain a remedy for a claimed wrong.