4453 U.S. Constitution - Amendment 5 - The U.S. Constitution Online - USConstitution.net
Home | Site Map  |  Constitution Facts
U.S. Constitution Online
Quick Links: FAQ  Topics  Forums  Documents  Timeline  Kids  Vermont Constitution  Map  Citation   USConstitution.net

U.S. Constitution - Amendment 5

Amendment 5 - Trial and Punishment, Compensation for Takings

<<Back | Table of Contents | Next>>

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.

Notes for this amendment: Proposed 9/25/1789
Ratified 12/15/1791

<<Back | Table of Contents | Next>>


URL: http://www.usconstitution.net/xconst_Am5.html

privacy policy



1224