First Amendment | Constitution 101

Why was the #FirstAmendment included in the Bill of Rights? How does it protect Americans’ civil and political rights? Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, explains the connections of the Declaration of Independence to the writings of #FoundingFather Thomas Jefferson and #SupremeCourt Justice Louis Brandeis and the First Amendment. #Constitution101 This video is part of the NEW Constitution 101 course and curriculum. Teachers, check out the First Amendment unit of the full 15-week curriculum: For the self-guided course and related videos, visit: For more educational resources on The First Amendment, click here: Visit our media library to discover more online classes, podcasts, and Town Hall conversations: Subscribe to the National Constitution Center on YouTube: Follow the National Constitution Center on social media! Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Sign up for our newsletter:—7rRBAsT4f5B7IV2UbsNZFPIVvYFY1ZtLK4zENNfTuda3Z_WJBoefPS8mnvM8KMyfAOq4