Lesson 32: How Do the Fifth, Sixth & Eighth Amendments Protect Rights within the Judicial System?

Lesson 32: How Do the Fifth, Sixth & Eighth Amendments Protect Rights within the Judicial System?

The fundamental premise of the American criminal justice system is that a person accused of a crime, no matter how horrible the alleged offense, is innocent until the government proves guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Four of the first eight amendments in the Bill of Rights address the rights of criminal defendants. This lesson explores how the Fifth, Sixth, and Eighth Amendments protect the rights of accused criminals before and during trial and the rights of those who have been convicted of crimes.

We the People
Center for Civic Education

Essential Question

Common Core Standards

RI.2 - Main Ideas, RI.4 - Key Terms & Tone, RI.8 - Evaluate Argument

Depth of Knowledge (DOK) Levels

Assignment

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