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How does the Constitution protect liberty?

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"Liberty" is defined as "the state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one's way of life." The Constitution includes various protections of individual rights for the citizens of the United States. Many of these safeguards of liberty are grouped in the Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the Constitution. Some of the most important points included are:

The First Amendment prohibits the government from creating or requiring a national religion, guarantees freedom of speech and of the press, and guarantees citizens the right to...

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