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What is the 5th Amendment? - Definition, Summary & Court Cases

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According to the 5th amendment, what happens if the government wants to seize your property to build a park?

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1. According to Miranda v. Arizona, what must be told to you before you are interrogated?

2. According to the 5th amendment, what must a prosecutor do in order to formally accuse you of a crime?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo explains the different clauses in the Fifth Amendment and helps you understand how they protect individuals from what the Constitution framers feared might be the institutionalized tyranny of an unjust legal system. Quiz questions cover Miranda rights, eminent domain and legal proceedings required to formally accuse someone of a crime.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Protection in cases of eminent domain
  • Miranda v. Arizona
  • The case of John Liburne
  • Double jeopardy

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet lets students practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access your knowledge on the Fifth Amendment
  • Defining key concepts - ensure you can accurately define key terms such as double jeopardy clause, due process and eminent domain
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about rights and protections under the Fifth Amendment
  • Making connections - examine how the Fifth Amendment seeks to balance individual rights with the public good

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson on the What is the 5th Amendment? - Definition, Summary & Court Cases. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the scope of the Fifth Amendment
  • Know the different clauses of the amendment
  • Understand what the framers of the Constitution intended with the Fifth Amendment
  • Know the significance of Miranda v. Arizona
  • Understand the reasons behind the Double Jeopardy clause and identify examples
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