The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution prevents unreasonable searches and seizures of property. The amendment requires a warrant given by a judge in order to search any property or evidence. The warrant m... More » History Modern History US History

The Fourth Amendment is the amendment that protects American citizens from unlawful search and seizure, including in their homes. This amendment also outlines the requirements associated with obtaining warrants and the a... More » Government & Politics US Government The Constitution

Individuals can find information about the First Amendment on the websites of the National Constitution Center and the First Amendment Center. Additionally, the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,... More » Government & Politics US Government The Constitution

Some constitutional rights that everyone should be aware of are the Fourth Amendment protection from illegal searches and seizures and the Fifth Amendment right to avoid self incrimination. The Fourth Amendment prevents ... More » Government & Politics US Government The Constitution

The United States Constitution was drafted in 116 days. The Constitutional Convention was a group of delegates from each state that gathered to write the Constitution. It convened on May 25, 1787 and adjourned on Septemb... More »

Jacob Shallus, a clerk working for the Pennsylvania General Assembly, was responsible for physically writing and transcribing the United States Constitution. He had about 40 hours to turn around the drafts from the Const... More »

The Federalists favored ratification of the United States Constitution because they believed that the U.S. would not survive unless the Constitution was passed. They also argued that a stronger national government was ne... More »