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The fifth amendment

Amendment VActual Wording: 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.

The grand jury clause: guarantees that Americans cannot be charged with serious federal crimes unless with an indictment by a grand jury

The grand jury exception clause: The Grand Jury Clause guarantees the right to have serious federal criminal charges reviewed by a grand jury to all Americans except military personnel

The double jeopardy clause: The 5th Amendment'sDouble Jeopardy Clause guarantees that Americans cannot be tried twice or punished twice for the same crime

The self incrimination clause: Self-Incrimination Clause guarantees that you do not have to testify against yourself in criminal proceedings

The due process clause: This clause states that the government cannot take your "life, liberty, or property" without following a "due"process

The eminent domain clause: TheEminent Domain Clause promises that if the government ever needs to take your property for a public use, such as building a highway, that it must pay you a reasonable amount for the property.

The fifth amendment originated from english common law, which traces back from the magna carta 1215


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