Bill of Rights (American Moments) by Sheila Rivera

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Amendment 4–Freedom from illegal searches or seizures. This means that no one may search a person or his home without a reason, or without a search warrant. No one can take another person’s belongings without a warrant. • Amendment 5–A person is innocent until proven guilty; no one can be forced to bear witness against him/herself. This means that no one can be punished for a crime until he/she has been proven guilty of that crime in court. It also means that no one is required to say anything in court that might prove him/her guilty of a crime.

This means that the government cannot force homeowners to let soldiers stay in their homes. • Amendment 4–Freedom from illegal searches or seizures. This means that no one may search a person or his home without a reason, or without a search warrant. No one can take another person’s belongings without a warrant. • Amendment 5–A person is innocent until proven guilty; no one can be forced to bear witness against him/herself. This means that no one can be punished for a crime until he/she has been proven guilty of that crime in court.

Citizens’ rights expanded once they gained a voice in their government. 39 American Moments UNIVERSAL HUMAN RIGHTS England, France, the United States, and other countries have created documents and laws that protect the rights of their citizens. But some countries have not done so. There are people around the world who still fight for basic rights. The United Nations (UN) tried to remedy the struggle for human rights around the world by creating a Universal Declaration of Human Rights. After World War II, people were concerned about world peace.

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