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4.04 Civil Rights

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Kenel Joseph

on 6 December 2017

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Transcript of 4.04 Civil Rights

Miranda v. Arizona
Miranda had signed a confession after an intense interrogation where police had not informed him of his rights. His attorney argued that the confession should not have been admissible in court because of the way police obtained it. Ever since this decision, informing a suspect of their rights before and during questioning has become a part of the arrest process for police.

14th Amendment
The 14th Amendment grants “equal protection” for all citizens. In addition to this, it forbids states from denying any person "life, liberty or property, without due process of law"
19th Amendment
4.04 Civil Rights
Gideon v. Wainwright
The jury convicted Gideon and sentenced him to five years in prison. He wrote to the U.S. Supreme Court, requesting an appeal because he had been denied legal counsel in violation of the Sixth Amendment. The right to have an attorney appointed by the court is also included in the "Miranda rights"

By: Kenel Joseph

On August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted American women the right to vote.
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