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Significance of writs of assistance

Great Britain would search and seize homes of colonists which violated their rights

2

Due process

Requirement that government secures and upholds inalienable rights of citizens

3

Signi vigilance of due process

Balanced power of law of land with individual rights of colonists
Protects the individual person

4

Sovereignty

Absolute authority

5

Significance of sovereignty

Colonists resisted and rejected sovereignty of British monarchy and changes the idea of absolute sovereignty to popular sovereignty

6

Writs of assistance

General warrants
Gave parliament officials authority to search and seize colonial property