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The First Amendment was rectified and adopted in 1791. Films could not enjoy the First Amendments rights prior to 1952 because during the process of rectification, the Supreme Court was not keen on restoring freedom of speech; in fact, sources suggest that the court constantly shaped the law so that it restricted the freedom of speech and expression. It was only in the later years of the 20th century that the court started to look at the free exercise clauses (Emerson 877). There were many laws oppressing the freedom of expression such as the 1017 Espionage act which provided for up to 20 years in jail for using language that was considered abusive by the court or being disloyal to…