The year was 1776 and John was fighting with the British in the Revolutionary War. One night he decided to barge in on Margaret's home so that he could sleep.
I'm tired and I am going to stay here tonight.
This can't be good.
I'm also very hungry. Bring me some food.
I live here! You can't do this!
I don't have anywhere else to go. So you're stuck with me.
If only there was something that could protect me from something like this.
15 years later (1791) John shows up on Margaret's doorstep again.
I'm back. Do you still have that great food you made me last time I was here?
Sorry John but you can't stay here without my permission. I am protected by my third amendment rights.
John left and Margaret never saw him again. From that day on she never had to let anyone in her home without her consent again. She was protected like the people of the United States today by the Third Amendment.