The Bill Of Rights By George Maddison

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Introduction The first 10 Amendments to the Constitution make up the bill of rights it was written by James Madison. He wrote this to respond to all the calls he had gotten from many states for expansive protection for individuals rights. The Bill Of Rights states specific prohibitions on power from the government. What influenced James Madison to write these Amendments was The Virginia Declaration Of Rights by George Maddison. The Bill Of Rights was inspired by Thomas Jefferson who was Madison 's mentor and it was created on September 25, 1789. The Bill Of Rights was Ratified on December 15, 1791 in the House Of Representatives. The Fourth Amendment Is “the right of 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.” This means You cannot be searched or seized without a warrant or probable cause. According to a web called the legal institute “Massachusetts wrote a law in 1756 that banned these warrants because tax collectors were abusing their powers by searching colonist homes for illegal goods. Virginia also banned the use of warrants after because other people feared, these actions would later lead to the addition of the 4th Amendment in the Bill Of Rights.” Today the 4th…
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