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American Freedoms and the Bill of Rights

Category: 2013 Elementary School (Grades 1-5)
Student: Tywone Malone
School: JFK Elementary School Jamesburg, NJ (Middlesex County)
Teacher: Diana Kaiser

On August 29, 2013, New York fast food workers went on strike to protest low wages at McDonalds, Taco Bell and other chains. Thousands of workers from across the country went on strike to boost their salaries from $7.25 an hour to $15.00 an hour. The workers also wanted union protection. The employees also said paying bills is tough for them.

The rifht to assemble is the First Amendment right in The United States Constitution. It reads “the right of the people peaceably to assemble and petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” This strike represents our freedom of assembly. Freedom of assembly makes people’s lives better because if we didn’t have this right we would never be able to stand up for ourselves.


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