Instructional Video

First Amendment Speech and Press Part II

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It's hard to overstate the importance of protecting speech and freedom of the press. Scholars learn how free speech is an important part of an individual's natural rights and a way to form opinions. The video also discusses ways the government can restrict speech, for example when it could result in or incite violence. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have academics create examples of protected and unprotected speech
  • Discuss the impact of a free press to hold the government accountable 
Classroom Considerations
  • Resource is part of the Constitutional Hall Pass series 
  • Uses Supreme Court cases to explain protected speech
  • Video gives a good overview of the right to freedom of speech 
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