Amendments to the Constitution
Amendments 5 and 9
By Jacob Paashaus
The Fifth Amendment
"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."
What it Means
It was created to protect the basic rights of the accused and to say that everyone is innocent until proven guilty. It says that anyone accused of a crime doesn't have to give consent without a lawyer. It helps ensure that people receive a fair trial. No person will be tried for a petty crime unless there is a jury. No person should be tried for the same crime twice. No one will be deprived of life, liberty, and property.
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The Ninth Amendment
"The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people."
What it Means
The people of the United States are guaranteed rights that aren't in the Constitiution.
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