Censorship in American Culture

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Censorship in American Culture
The constitution of the United States guarantees citizens unalienable rights as Americans. One of these rights is freedom of speech. The exact words used in this constitutional amendment regarding freedom of speech are: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” Censorship has been a part of American culture as long as there has been the freedom of speech amendment. Censorship is about controlling the material in movies, books, music and films because someone doesn’t agree and/or...
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..... our children. Censorship in liberal terms is as easy as turning a channel, not bringing a specific magazine into the home and turning the radio station when certain songs come on the radio. Is this type of censorship realistic in the current American culture where both parents work and many children are latchkey kids? Only we can answer that question individually (
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, John Jr. 25 “Censorship in America.” Jan. 2010. 26 Mar. 2010 <http://newsblaze.com/story/20100125125310j112.nb/topstory.html>.
Maltby
, Richard. “To Prevent the Prevalent Type of Book: Censorship and adaptation in Hollywood, 1924-1934.” Movie Censorship and American Culture. Ed. Francis G.
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