3rd Amendment

By Collin, Håkon, and Mitchell

What is it? What does it mean?

No soldier, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law. Thomas Jefferson adopted the law in 1792 after all the states ratified the amendment.

The Bill of rights stated that the government can't force citizens to house soldiers in times of Peace

Why is it important?

The 3rd amendment is important because it was based on what happened in the Revolutionary war. This amendment prevents the military to enter private property of civilians. Also there is a limit on the use of private property during war. The only time the limits break is when it is connected to National Security.

How does the amendment protect our rights?

The 3rd amendment protects the citizens ownership rights. Citizen have a right to their property and they won't get any intrusion from the government .


In 1765 the British enacted the first Quartering Acts. The British had the people house the British soldiers who were serving in the colonies. The people had to pay for their food and give them space to live in their homes. After the Boston Tea Party the Quartering Acts ended. James Madison was the man to propose this amendment. James didn't want Americans to suffer like they did in the Revolutionary War when they had to house British soldiers.