3rd Amendment of the United States Constitution


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Quartering Act
Colonial protest against the Quartering and Stamp Acts

Third Amendment/Bill of Rights Printable Activities on MrNussbaum.com

Bill of Responsibilities: This exercise requires students to analyze the differences between rights and responsibilities and allows them to create a mini-constitution that outlines four responsibilities they believe people should be required to fulfill as citizens of the United States.

What Does it Say?

No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

What Does it Mean?

According to the Third Amendment, the government cannot force citizens to share their homes with soldiers (quartering) in a time of peace. In times of war, quartering is only legal in a manner that is prescribed by law. This amendment was inspired by the horrors of the 1776 Quartering Act which forced Americans to share their homes with British soldiers.