Fifth Amendment

Due Process of Law

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
This Amendment makes the government follow a set of regulations when someone has broken the law. You will learn about terms like self-incrimination and double jeopardy. Please use the link below to answer the questions.

http://ratify.constitutioncenter.org/constitution/details_explanation.php?link=135&const=12_amd_05

Questions

1. Using the phrase "No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger" to define what a grand jury is.

2. Define double jeopardy using the next phrase of the Fifth Amendment.

3. What is self-incrimination?

4. In the same section as in question 3, read about the Miranda v. Arizona case. Explain in your own words why this was such an important case.

5. Using the final phrase of the Amendment, define what eminent domain is.  Explain why you think that eminent domain is fair or not.

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