Amendment III

No quartering of Soldiers!!!

The 3rd Amendment

The third amendment forbids the quartering of soldiers in times of peace. They also can't be quartered without the homeowner's consent. It states: "No soldier shall, 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."

  • It was introduced as a part of the Bill of Rights on September 5, 1789.
  • It was ratified on December 15, 1791.

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Reasons Why

In 1765, Parliament created the first Quartering Acts. This required colonists to pay the cost of British soldiers serving in the colonies. It also said that if local barracks didn't provide enough space, they must live in alehouses, inns, and livery stables. After the Boston Tea Party, the Quartering Act of 1774 was enacted. It authorized British troops to be housed wherever necessary, including in private homes. This is one of the events Americans didn't want to repeat.