Amendments 4 and 5

Leah Coleman

The amendments themselves

The Literal Words of the 4th Amendment

The right of the people to be secure in their 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.

How the 5th Amendment is Stated in the Bill of Rights

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

But what does the 4th amendment actually say?

The 4th Amendment states that, without a warrant, you will not be able to search a home, or property of another person. You will also not be able to take anything from a person that may be able to be used against them in any way.

As for the 5th amendment...

As you can see the 5th Amendment has many parts included into it. One of which is that a person cannot be sent to jail or be given a punishment unless you a tried by a jury in a federal court (there are some exceptions to this). You are also not aloud to be tried more than once. When the case is closed, even if more evidence against you has arisen, you are not aloud to be taken to court again. This amendment also includes the fact that no one can take away your natural rights which were given to you at birth. The last part of the 5th amendment states that your property is not aloud to be used or taken unless you are paid in someway for the land being used and with your consent.

Are the amendments really relevant in today's society? Yes they are!

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