First Amendment: Press
- Does the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protect the Freedom of Press?
- Why is the protection of the press important in a democracy?
- Why was the protection of the press so important to the Founders? Why does it remain important to American democracy today?
The lesson builds on the Freedom of Speech lesson plan by asking students to compare and contrast the freedoms of speech and press.
Explore the Interactive Constitution:
FREE SPEECH and Press: COMMON INTERPRETATION
By Geoffrey R. Stone and Eugene Volokh
MATTERS OF DEBATE: FIXING FREE SPEECH
By Geoffrey R. Stone, Interim Dean and Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School