Miranda v. Arizona (1966) -iCivics

Lesson Duration

From iCivics’ Landmark Library

Students will:

  • Describe the 5th Amendment right to silence and the 6th Amendment right to a lawyer.
  • Identify the main arguments put forth in the case.
  • Explain why the Supreme Court believed a warning is necessary.
  • Identify the impact of the Court’s decision on everyday law enforcement.
  • Analyze the purpose of the “Miranda warning.”
  • Defend or critique the principle that justice must not be obtained improperly.

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