Civics and Economics

Amendment IV: Search & Seizure

The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution was passed September 25, 1789. It protects personal privacy, and every citizens right to be free from unreasonable government intrusion into their persons, homes, businesses, and property. Whether through police stops of citizens on the street, arrests, or searches of homes and businesses. Police have to have a warrant to search or take your property if reasonable cause is provided.
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Amendment XII: Election of President and Vice President

The 12th Amendment was passed by Congress on December 9, 1803. This amendment states that all electors must meet in their respective states and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President. This is important because therefore there wont be one of each as in the President being Republican and the Vice President being Democratic for example. So both Presidents are from the same party.

Amendment XVIII: Prohibition of Alcohol

The 18th Amendment was passed by Congress on December 18, 1917. This amendment prohibited the making, transporting, and selling of alcoholic beverages. Proponents believed that the use of alcohol was reckless and destructive and that prohibition would reduce crime and corruption, solve social problems, decrease the need for welfare and prisons, and improve the health of all Americans.
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