The Fifth Amendment

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In History
  • Fifth Amendment ratified

    Made it so we were protected against double jeopardy and self incrimination, stating that the government must act and follow the legal rules.
  • Blockburger v. United States

    When was indicated on five separate counts of selling morphine not from the originally stamped package. The Jury then convicted him multiple times as he argued against them. This set an important standard for the courts decision involving double jeopardy.
  • Chambers v. Florida

    Four African American men were convicted for the murder of a white male. They were held in prison for a week and randomly interrogated until they all confessed. But what they weren't informed was that they had the right to remain silent. This set the precedent for informing citizens of their right to the fifth amendment.