The Constitutional principle of due process, which holds that government must interact with citizens according to duly-enacted laws, balances the rights of suspects with public safety. This lesson explores the protections provided by the fourth amendment and how the Supreme Court has interpreted it over time.
Handout A: How Have the Protections of the Fourth Amendment Been Interpreted, Applied, and Enforced? (Background Essay) Handout B: Attitude Inventory
Handout C: Interpreting the Fourth Amendment
Handout D: Should You Expect Privacy?
Primary Source Appendices
Founding Principles for ELL
Vocabulary Scaffolding for ELL