The United States, as a society, is based upon principles of which other nations in today's world can only dream. Most Americans are proud to admit their heritage, their citizenship, their identity. This "americanness" is fostered by various values that we hold, as well as by the documents that have literally formed our country. One such document is the United States Constitution, amended by the Bill of Rights.
The amendments within the Bill of Rights are truly unique to how our society has developed and how it functions, and most people cannot even dream of living without these amendments. For this reason, this paper will examine one of these amendments; namely the Fourth Amendment, which focuses upon searches and seizures. The paper will begin by describing this amendment, and continue by examining various aspects of it, as well as providing some examples as to how it functions in...
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