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4th Amendment Paper

4th Amendment Paper - Neale 1 Tayla Neale Doctor Elizabeth...

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Tayla Neale Doctor Elizabeth Williams POS2041.006 9 October 2014 4 th Amendment The Constitution, through the Fourth Amendment, protects people from unreasonable searches and seizures by the government; however, it is not a guarantee against all searches and seizures, but only those that are considered unreasonable under the law. I chose to right about this amendment for two reasons, one, because I am a firm believer in privacy and two, because its reach is tremendously broad. A majority of the millions of arrests made annually is a Fourth Amendment event. The Fourth Amendment came almost directly from experience of the colonials. The Founding Fathers wanted to protect the rights of individuals and prevent the government from abusing its powers. In the colonies British officials had the power to enter and search residential homes whenever they wanted. In 1761 lawyer, James Otis, spoke out against these searches reminding everyone of the English honored phrase, “Everyman’s house is his castle”. Therefore, the Fourth Amendment was written to prevent the abuse of power. When the Fourth Amendment became part of the Constitution, it was Neale 1
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originally only applied to the federal government. Later, it was applied to the states through the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment.
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  • Spring '10
  • BECK
  • Government, Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution, amendment rights, drug testing policy, Tayla Neale

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