Thursday, June 2, 2011

On This Day, 1774

The Quartering Act went into effect in the American colonies. This was one of the Intolerable Acts leading to the American Revolution.

This act was directly mentioned in the Declaration of Independence, and is the reason behind the 3rd Amendment to the United States Constitution.

He has combined with people others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us.

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.

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