It’s 45 words long and it delineates five (or six, depending on your reading of it) freedoms essential to citizens of the United States. The First Amendment seems so simple and yet it has been at the center of dozens of cases over the past 200-plus years that determined what forms of expression are allowed and which ones can be limited.
Think you have a firm grasp of this essential right? Try your hand at this 30-item quiz from the Student Press Law Center. It touches on all the key elements from speech and press to assembly and petition. (Don’t forget both angles on religion, either!)
Click here to take your best shot. Post your score below for bragging rights!