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Third Amendment

Definition - What does Third Amendment mean?

The Third Amendment is an amendment to the United States Constitution that forbids soldiers from being quartered in the private homes of citizens during times of peace. This amendment also states that soldiers can only be quartered in the private homes of citizens during times of war if proper legal procedures are followed.

Justipedia explains Third Amendment

The quartering of soldiers in private homes is not something that commonly happens in the present day. However, at the time that the Constitution was written, it was much more prevalent. The quartering of British troops in privates homes happened regularly during the American Revolutionary War. It was a complaint the Americans had against the English. The Third Amendment, however, is now infrequently litigated. There are many military bases in the United States that provide plenty of housing for soldiers. Also, England no longer has a large army in America.

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