Could British troops evict colonists from their homes, eat their food and use their facilities? That’s not exactly true, even though generations of students have heard that story in relation to the Third Amendment.
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National Constitution Center looks at a virtually obsolete provision in the Constitution: the Third Amendment.
This virtually obsolete provision was in response to anger over the British military practice of quartering soldiers in colonists’ homes.