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The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution reads:
“”No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on 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
 Parsing the Fifth Amendment
- Grand Jury (for capital crimes, consisting of 16-23 members)
- No Double Jeopardy (being tried twice for the same crime)
- Right to Silence (freedom from self-incrimination)
- Due Process (no arbitrary punishment without a fair trial)
- Just compensation (for land seized by the government for eminent domain purposes)
 See also
| The United States Constitution|
Articles: Article One Legislative Branch, Article Two Executive Branch, Article Three Judicial Branch, Article Four Federalism, Article Five Amendment Procedure, Article Six Supremacy Clause, Article Seven Ratification Procedure.
Amendments: Eleventh Amendment, Twelfth Amendment, Thirteenth Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Fifteenth Amendment, Sixteenth Amendment, Seventeenth Amendment, Eighteenth Amendment, Nineteenth Amendment, Twentieth Amendment, Twenty First Amendment, Twenty Second Amendment, Twenty Third Amendment, Twenty Fourth Amendment, Twenty Fifth Amendment, Twenty Sixth Amendment, Twenty Seventh Amendment