What would you like to do?
What is the freedom petition?
all of the above
In 1735, a journalist from the New York colony, John Peter Zenger, was put in prison and nearly sentenced to death just for writing some criticism of the Royal Governor in the… newspaper. When the Bill of Rights was written years later, many Americans wanted to be sure that no journalist would be punished for reporting the news in a way the president or powerful people did not like. In the old days, "the press" was what we today call "the media," so freedom of the press (named after the machine that printed the newspapers-- the printing press) meant you are free to express your beliefs and opinions in a newspaper or magazine (or today, on TV or radio or the internet). The part of the Bill of Rights about petitioning the government for a redress of grievances just means you have the right to disagree with the government and to let them know. You can complain about what the government is doing-- you can protest, march, demonstrate, vote for somebody else ... and you cannot be punished for expressing your anti-government views, as long as you do so peacefully.
individuals, groups of citizens, and corporations to lobby for laws and policies that favor their causes.
it is important because it gives people a voice in our country.
At the time she was in California, California was a free state and slavery was forbidden. That was how Biddy Mason was able to petition for freedom.
A petition is a piece of paper that you get lots of people to sign. You would make a petition to prove a point. When they sign it, that's saying that they agree with what you …say. An emancipation petition is a legal instrument (form) that is submitted to the court when a minor is requesting to be legally emancipated. Contact the office of the clerk of the circuit or probate court in the county of residence to obtain information on the emancipation status of the state and if it is allowed the forms and procedures necessary. A petition 1.a formally drawn request, often bearing the names of anumber of those making the request, that is addressed to aperson or group of persons in authority or power, solicitingsome favor, right, mercy, or other benefit: a petition forclemency; a petition for the repeal of an unfair law.2.a request made for something desired, especially a respectfulor humble request, as to a superior or to one of those inauthority; a supplication or prayer: a petition for aid; apetition to God for courage and strength.3.something that is sought by request or entreaty: to receiveone's full petition.4.Law. an application for a court order or for some judicialaction.5.to beg for or request (something).6.to address a formal petition to (a sovereign, a legislativebody, etc.): He received everything for which he had petitionedthe king.7.to ask by petition for (something). According to dictionary.com
Amendments: * First Amendment : 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. * Second Amendment : A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. * Third Amendment : No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law. * Fourth Amendment : The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. * Fifth Amendment : No person shall be held to answer for any capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation. * Sixth Amendment : In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district where in the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense. * Seventh Amendment * In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law. * Eighth Amendment : Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted. * Ninth Amendment : The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people. * Tenth Amendment : The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.
What were the slaves petitioning the Massachusetts legislature for in the Voices of Freedom documents?
Their own freedom! Citing the reasons for the Revolutionary War and the new American's freedom from England, the slaves sought to bring their own bondage before the new nation… and aimed to show that their plight was similar to that which was fought so hard for in the previous years of the war.
Under which category does freedom of speech press religion assembly and petition this Constitutional Amendment fall?
Right to protest the government
If you did not have freedom. You would probly have to basicly be a slave, you wouldn't be able to vote, you to get to the point you would have to do what people say.
Answer . The right to hold public or private meetings. It is also the individual's right to come together with other individuals.
TO ask the government to change its laws, actions, and words.
In Plural Nouns
Freedom is an ambiguous term which means very different things to various people in various times and places. Personally, I believe freedom has two main components: The freed…om from the exercise of arbitrary power against you. That is, people cannot simply do what they want against you with your permission.The freedom to express oneself without fear of reprisal. This is a more complicated part because it often involves one's capacity to express oneself and expression in some kind of political system. People often also distinguish between negative and positive freedom. A negative freedom is the right to not have something done to you; a positive freedom is the right for something to be given to you.