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    U.S. Constitution's 5th Amendment

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    In eight pages this paper examines the US Constitution in a consideration of the history and contemporary relevance of the 5th Amendment. five sources are cited in the bibliography.

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    and persecution and also protects the property of people. It has come a long ways from the simple amendment presented by the founding fathers of this country, but it is  still a basic right of protection that is perhaps needed more now than at any other time in history. This is because the country is so diverse and complex  that people need to know they still have the right to fight for their own personal freedoms in a government that seems to creep further and further into personal lives.  In the following paper we examine the amendment, its history and important cases or events relating to the amendment. History and Definition The Fifth Amendment is 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, 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."1 This particular amendment was written in order to protect people, people who  are accused, from abuses that are not uncommon in history. We are well aware of how many people, throughout history and throughout the world, have been abused at the hands  of the law. And, in early Colonial times this country was no different than many others. The conditions were such that people could be taken in and accused, and 

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