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Fourth Amendment Viewing Guide

Viewing guide for the Fourth Amendment Homework Help video.

  1. What are the origins of the Fourth Amendment?
  2. Why did British officials use writs of assistance during the leadup to the American Revolution?
  3. John Adams stated that James Otis’s arguments in court over the legality of writs of assistance planted the seeds of the movement for American independence because it asserted an individual’s ___________ over their __________ and the importance of ____________.
  4. What is the exclusionary rule? What were the circumstances of the case that the Supreme Court first applied the exclusionary rule?
  5. The Supreme Court has ruled that the Fourth Amendment does protect students against __________ searches by school officials, but do not need a __________ to go through a student’s belongings.

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