The 1st and 3rd Amendments
Personal Freedoms and No Quartering Soldiers
The 1st Amendment
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."
- It was ratified on December 15, 1791, along with 9 other amendments that we know of as the Bill of Rights.
- It was written because citizens wanted a guarantee of their basic freedoms.
The 3rd Amendment
"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 also ratified on December 15, 1971 as part of the Bill of Rights.
- It's intended to protect citizens' rights to the ownership and use of their property without intrusion by the government, since that is what Britain did before the Revolutionary War.