The Rights Of The American Revolution

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Prior to the American Revolution, the right to be secure against unreasonable searches and seizures did not exist. (Levy, 1999). The Bill of Rights was introduced and ratified in 1791, it contains the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution. The Bill of Rights define and interpret constitutional rights and protections that are guaranteed under the US Constitution. The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution addresses search and seizure statues, it states ... “Amendment IV The right of the 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.”
According to Leonard W. Levy, a Pulitzer Prize historian, “the Fourth Amendment emerged not only from the American Revolution; it was a constitutional embodiment of the extraordinary coupling of Magna Carta to the appealing fiction that a man 's home is his castle.” (Levy, 1999). There have been challenges to the Constitution and The Bill of Rights since their inception. The Supreme Court has the legal and final authority for rulings on these constitutional rights and challenges. The Supreme Court is responsible for settling disputes that arise out of differing interpretations.
Three significant cases concerning the Fourth Amendment are Weeks v.…
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