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Answered By: Sara Stambaugh, Digital Services Librarian
Last Updated: Mar 07, 2016     Views: 226

According to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Constitution was created as a replacement for the Articles of Confederation in 1787. In 1789, the first congress of the United States created 12 amendments to the constitution that outlined the "immunities of individual citizens" (National Archives and Records Administration, Bill of rights, n.d.). Only 10 of the original 12 were ratified; these 10 amendments came to be known as the Bill of Rights.

The Fourth Amendment is the part of the Bill of Rights that guards citizens against unreasonable searches and seizures, as well as the requirement of a warrant to be judicially sanctioned and supported by probable cause.

From your question, it sounds like you are being asked to identify a section of the Fourth Amendment, a specific clause (or sentence), that talks about the requirement of a warrant for searches and seizures. 

To view the text of the Bill of Rights you can go here:




National Archives and Records Administration. (n.d.). Bill of rights. Retrieved from

National Archives and Records Administration. (n.d.). Constitution of the United States. Retrieved from