The Bill Of Rights Of The United States Constitution

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Introduction. The Bill of Rights is a historical documents that has the first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution. The purpose of the Bill of Rights is for greater constitutional protection for our own individual liberties. It has a list of specific prohibitions on government power. There were only 12 amendments originally for the state legislatures and only picked 10 for all the states and those are known as the Bill of Rights, but there are 27 amendments in total. Amendments 3 through 12 were adopted by the United States to become the United States (US BILL OF RIGHTS) and were written down on December 15, 1791. James Madison was the one who wrote the Bill of Rights and there were 56 people to sign for approval. The 4th amendment is an amendment that is commonly used in today 's society. The 4th amendment provides the right to privacy; the right against illegal searches and seizures;the right to a warrant. This means that the government does not have the right to go through privacy and cannot barge in homes without a warrant from a judge. It guarantees privacy and that it has to be a probable cause in order for the government to get a warrant. It is important because without it the government would take advantage of the people and break all the privileges the 4th amendment gives us. Back in 2009 on October 4, 2009 at 6:08 a.m. a woman named Trisha Oliver called 911 because her son Marco Nieves stopped breathing. He was taken to the hospital where
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