answersLogoWhite
History of the United States
US Constitution
Bill of Rights
Search and Seizure

What is the history of the Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution?


Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
Answered 2008-12-01 02:03:45

Back in the mid 1700s, the Writs of Assistance allowed royal officers to search the homes of citizens, mostly as a way of discovering violations of strict English laws. This practice led to a unique awareness among our Founding Fathers of the threat to individual liberty and privacy that is created by unchecked government search powers. They decided to create an amendment that both gave the goevernment power to search criminals and also prevented the government from repeating English history (which was the point of coming to a new land and forming a new government, wasn't it).

001
๐ŸŒŽ
0
๐Ÿคจ
0
๐Ÿ˜ฎ
0
๐Ÿ˜‚
0
User Avatar

Your Answer

Loading...

Still Have Questions?

Related Questions

What is the meaning of the fourth Amendment to the US Constitution?

== ==


Twenty-fourth Amendment was ratified?

January 23,1964 was when the twenty-fourth amendment of the US Constitution was ratified.


What does the Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution protect citizens from?

The fourth amendment protects us against unwarranted searches and seizures of Private Property.


Which amendment to the US Constitution protects Americans from illegal search and seizure?

The Fourth Amendment protects these rights


Which of these was indirectly related to the passage of the twenty fourth amendment to the us constitution?

Elections


Which of these was indirectly related to the passage of the Twenty-fourth Amendment to US Constitution?

Election


Is the fourth amendment and example of judicial review?

The fourth amendment to the US Constitution deals with the rights of citizens to have due process and requires warrants for searches. Judicial review is not really relevant to this amendment.


What does the fourth amendment to the constitution give us?

it protects us against unreasonable searches or seizures without a warrent


What are the rights protected by the fourth amendment?

The Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution forbids unreasonable search and seizure. Persons or property cannot be searched or seized without probable cause.


What occurred as a result of the Twenty-Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution?

poll taxes were no longer permited


Is there a statute on habeas corpus?

It is mentioned frequently in law, it is embodied as a right in the Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution.


What was part of the US Constitution banning states from taxing citizens to vote in elections?

The Twenty-Fourth Amendment.


What amendment to the Constitution of the US banned slavery?

The 13th Amendment to the US Constitution abolished slavery.


What amendment to the US constitution addresses the concern of the government's ability to search peoples homes whenever they wanted and for any reason?

The Fourth Amendment , which states: , papers, and


When was the Twelfth Amendment to the US Constitution enacted?

The Twelfth Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified and enacted in 1804.


Does the fourth amendment apply to some or all electronic communications?

The 4th amendment to the US Constitution relates to "search and seizure." how this applies to the qustion that was asked is unclear. For a discussion of this amendment, see the below link:


What law or amendment gave congress the right to pass taxes in US history?

Article I of the US Constitution gives Congress this power.


What if a state constitutional amendment conflicts with the US Constitution?

Then the state constitutional amendment is void. Nothing can conflict with the US constitution.


Which amendment gives us the right to worship as you please?

it was the fourth amendment


What Amendment began Prohibition?

The 18th Amendment to the US Constitution.


What amendment to the Constitution brought Prohibition to the US?

The 18th Amendment


What are fourth amendment containers?

The fourth amendment to the US Constitution protects legal rights of citizens. It states that citizens cannot be subject to unreasonable searches for their papers and protects their privacy. Also no warrants can be issued for searches without probable cause.


What does the fourth amendment of the US Constitution protect?

US citizens are protected through provisions in the Bill of Rights from unreasonable behaviour by those granted authority over them; this being enshrined in the Constitution. The 4th amendment to the US Constitution makes explicit protections against seizure of person or property and stipulates proper procedure by which warrants for such may be issued.


Which amendment was repealed by the 21st amendment?

The 21st amendment to the US constitution repealed the 18th Amendment.


What amendment of the US constitution provided for the direct election of US senators?

seventeenth amendment