The Rights Of The United States Essay

1542 Words Feb 13th, 2015 7 Pages
Security and freedom has always been in the hearts of all Americans and in the hearts of the first Americans. When the colonists wanted to be free from British oppression they wanted freedom and security from unfair trials and protection of an unjust laws. The first 10 amendments of the U.S. constitution protect the rights of all Americans. Under the British rule the colonists’ rights were denied, they were denied a fair trial and they were denied their freedom. In this case I would choose freedom, and the reason why is that with the freedom that constitution provides not only does it provide freedom of our basic rights but it also allows us to protect ourselves. It allows us to practice our rights within what the constitution allows. For example the right to keep and bear arm, “A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a Free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” (2nd amendment of the bill of right, U.S. Constitution) Before the American Revolution the British government had the right to seize weapons from people’s households, and where obligated to have a British soldier to live with them, spying on the colonists and reporting it to the British monarchy. Another example is the 4th amendment it provides us with protection of being seized, and searched “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, … against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but…

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