Fifth Amendment And The Amendment

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Fifth Amendment History: Once the United States won their independence from the British parliament, the Framers wrote the Bill of Rights, which were the first 10 amendments in protecting the individual freedoms from being hurt by the governmental bodies. The cause for this Fifth Amendment was many people were jailed without even being accused of a crime. They have included the Fifth Amendment on September 5, 1789 and was voted for by 3/4th of the states on December 15, 1791, which describes the five specific freedoms to American citizens. About: The Fifth Amendment of the constitution is the section in the Bill of Rights, which protects an individual from being held for committing a crime unless it is indicated correctly by the police.…show more content…
' Justification as follows: 'No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury’ The above statement tells that no one can be put on trial for a serious crime, unless a grand jury decide first that there is enough proof or evidence, if there is enough evidence produced then an indictment is issued, which means that the person who is charged with the crime will be put on trial for the crime. ‘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’ Military people can go to trial without the grand jury decision, it is a case when military person commits a crime during a war or a national emergency. ‘nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb’ A person who has been acquitted in a trial by grand jury may not be put on trial again. ‘nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself’ It states that the government cannot make a person testify against themselves. A trial relies on witnesses and evidence and not the testimony of the accused. ‘nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law’ The government cannot take away a person’s life, property, or freedom without following certain steps that give the person a
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