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Amendment 4

Search and Seizure

 

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.

Vocabulary:

 

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Rewrite Amendment in your own words in the space below. Print it out and give it to your instructor or teacher or copy and paste it into an e-mail to send him/her.

Discussion Questions:

  1. What limitations should there be on the government searching your home? Your belongings? Your mail, e-mails, Internet searches? What about people's medical records?

  2. What should the government be allowed to do with the information they seek on citizens? Can it be stored, shared and with whom?

  3. There is always a balance between public safety and privacy for citizens in their homes. How should this be balanced?

  4. What rights should schools have to search students' belongings or school property that is assigned to them such as lockers or desks?

 

 

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