September 25 was First Amendment Day in America — the anniversary of the date in 1789 when Congress approved 12 amendments to our Constitution, including what we today call the Bill of Rights.
On today’s episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, we discuss the origin story and history of America’s First Amendment and its five freedoms.
To do so, we are joined by Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University Akhil Reed Amar. Amar is the author of “The Words That Made Us: America’s Constitutional Conversation, 1760-1840” and the host of the podcast “Amarica’s Constitution.”
- Podcast transcript
- “The Words That Made Us: America’s Constitutional Conversation, 1760-1840” by Akhil Reed Amar
- “The First Amendment’s Firstness” by Akhil Reed Amar
- “How America’s Constitution Affirmed Freedom of Speech Even Before the First Amendment” by Akhil Reed Amar
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