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The Fourth amendment to the ConstitutionAmendment 4 - Search and Seizure. Ratified 12/15/1791.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.





No unreasonable searches can be made unless they have a warrant or a written statement saying they can do the search in the house



The fourth amendment of the Constitution is part of the Bill of Rights and basically guards against unreasonable searches and seizures. It's the reason people on like CSI can't go inside someone's house or search their car without a warrant. Unless the police have probable cause against you, they cannot search or arrest you without a warrant.
The amendment specifically requires search and arrest warrants be judicially sanctioned and supported by probably cause. It was adopted as a response to the abuse of the writ of assistance, which is a type of general search warrant, in the American revolution. Search and arrest should be limited in scope according to specific information supplied to the issuing court, usually by a law enforcement officer, who has sworn by it.
Protects Americans "against unreasonable searches and seizures"
The fouth amendement states that we the citizens should protect individuals against unreasanble searches and seizures
The fourth amendment protects citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures (a legal procedure where, if the police or other authorities suspect a crime has been committed, they can search a person's property to get evidence). In addition, it also requires search and arrest warrants to be judicially sanctioned and supported by probable cause (the standard by which officers have the grounds to arrest someone).
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The 4th Amendment was important back then, because the British had the right to invade colonists homes and seize and/or charge the person with crime. The founding fathers wanted to protect the citizens in the future. This is important now because people can go on with their daily lives w/o the fear of government interfering. (:
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What was the purpose of the Fourth Amendment?

It protects Americans from unreasonable search and seizure. Authorities weren't able to go into your home or email account and look through your things without a court order,

How does the fourth amendment support privacy?

U.S. Const., Amend. IV: "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violate

What exactly does the fourth amendment say?

   Amendment IV  The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses,  papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures,  shall not be violat

What does the fourth amendment say?

The fourth amendment protects people from unlawful searches and seizures of property by the government and no warrents shall issue, but upon provable cause.

What date was the fourth amendment written?

The 4th amendment was ratified in the Bill of Rights on December 15, 1771.    It was actually written December 15, 1791.:)

What rights does the fourth amendment protect?

The fourth amendment protects people from unreasonable searches and  seizures.   (unnecessary searches and seizures of property of  belongings)

What does fourth amendment protect?

guards against unreasonable searches and seizures. The amendment specifically also requires search and arrest warrants be judicially sanctioned and supported by probable cause

What is the fourth amendments?

Right of search and seizure regulated The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not

What rights are guaranteed in the Fourth Amendment?

  Answer   The fourth amendment states that "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and sei

Why was the Fourth Amendment written?

Because of the use of something called "writs of assistance". Writs of assistance were court orders that authorized customs officers to conduct general (non-specific) searches