Writs Of Assistance Thesis

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Writs of Assistance

Knock, knock you answer the door its police; they are searching for illegal goods. Good thing this is not real because it would make a lot of people mad. In the 1700’s this was actually a law that gave the police the right to search your house or business. It was called the Writs of Assistance. Who created it, what did they do, and how did it lead to the Revolutionary war.

What was the Writs of Assistance? The Writs of Assistance was a law that allowed the army/ police to search your house or business for smuggled goods. It was taking place in the 13 colonies. They didn’t need a warrant or permission they just came in. This made a lot of colonists mad. They said it was destructive to english liberty. Lots of lawyers
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