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Bill of Rights 2 Amendments are significant to American citizen but the most important would have to be Amendment IV “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures…” (Government in America, 2008, p. 637). Without this right one may undergo an unwarranted act against them and their property. The defining of a need to obtain a warrant on probable cause and establishing the particular area and items to be searched may eliminate an individual’s property from illegal seizure. The amendment of least importance is probably Amendment III. The amendment was much more suited for the times when the Bill of Rights was written but for modern times is not an apparent issue. “Colonial Americans had chafed at being forced to provide room and board for British soldiers, and they made sure the new Constitution protected them from such a practice.”
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Unformatted text preview: (National Constitution Center website, 2011). The United States government or military is not likely to demand the occupancy of ones home. The most important amendment if suddenly arrested and tried for a crime would be Amendment VI. This amendment provides the accused the right to a speedy and public trial by a jury of their peers. The right to know their accuser, the nature of the crime placed against them, and to establish witnesses in their favor as well as obtain defense counsel. Without these rights, many innocent people may be sent to their demise and never have an opportunity to defend their innocence. Bill of Rights 3 References Government in America: People, Politics, and Policy. (2008). Appendix (pages 636-637). Pearson Education, Inc. National Constitution Center website. (2011). Text of the Constitution Amendment III. Retrieved May 17, 2011 from http://ratify.constitutioncenter.org/constitution/ details_explanation.php?link=129&const=10_amd_03...
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