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1) The Declaration of Independence proclaimed the independence of the thirteen American colonies from the British rule. For the drafting of this document, a committee was set up by the Second Continental Congress consisting of the delegates from the colonies. This committee consisted of several important leaders such as Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman and Robert Livingston. On July 4, 1776 the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Second Congressional Committee and forwarded to the British King.
This document written mainly by Thomas Jefferson, holds great significance, as it laid down two main principles: “unalienable rights of life liberty and pursuit of happiness,” as well as “consent of the governed”. Thus, it has contributed to the development of democratic principles not only in America but also worldwide.
2) The First Amendment to the United States Constitution ensures the freedom of speech to the citizens and restricts the government’s ability to constrain the freedom of speech or of the press. The court has identified three categories: First, speech that is, expression of thoughts and opinions in front of a voluntary audience; Second, Speech plus which involves actions, such as demonstrations and protests. These are protected as long as they do not endanger public safety or cause traffic disruption; And finally, the Symbolic speech, technically no speech is involved, but involves actions such as wearing black arm...
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