The Most Important Amendments to the U.S. Constitution
On June 21st, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution, thus making it law. To honor this historic day, here is a list of the most important Amendments to the Constitution.
U.S. Constitution - Courtesy Wikipedia
June 21, 2012
What it says:
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.
Why it's important:
Allows us freedom against government oppression. Many of our other laws would be meaningless without this one.