Essay on The Evolution Of The Fourth Amendment

1916 Words Nov 30th, 2015 8 Pages
William Daniels
Ms. Read
HN US History I
November 30th, 2015
The Evolution of the Fourth Amendment
After more than two hundred since the creation of the Bill of Rights and the Constitution, are these documents, the foundation of our government and laws, still relevant today? To determine the relevancy of the Bill of Rights and the Constitution, this paper will examine the Fourth Amendment. The Fourth Amendment is“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures…(Fourth).”It was created in response to British officials unreasonably searching colonists and their belongings (Mclnnis). But does the Fourth Amendment still protect citizens against unreasonable searches and seizures? When the Fourth Amendment was written, being searched physically, by another person, was the extent to which someone or something could be searched. However in this age, not all of our information is in physical form. Instead most of our personal information is held over the internet or in electronic devices. Does the Fourth Amendment’ protect these items and the virtual information that they contain, from warrantless searches? This paper explains how the Constitution of the United States is still a valuable document in modern America, because it was created with intention of being modified, proven in the evolution of the Fourth Amendment 's meaning concerning technological advancements and unreasonable searches and…

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