Constitution: Amendment IV

Bill of Rights

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.


Note: This text is from a transcription of the first ten amendments to the Constitution in their original form. These amendments were ratified December 15, 1791, and form what is known as the “Bill of Rights.”

Joseph Plumb Martin, a Soldier of the Revolution

Photo of STOCKTON SPRINGS — The stone that marks Joseph Plumb Martin’s grave in the Sandy Point Cemetery just 20 feet from cars racing by on busy Route 1 simply reads …

5 thoughts on “Constitution: Amendment IV

  1. Thanks for the link. I want to read his book! His closing hints at his own prescience: “In a republic, people have to be watchful that power doesn’t become too concentrated.”

  2. Pingback: CONSTITUTION: Reason for the Bill of Rights | The Rio Norte Line

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