6th - Assignment 3 - Assistance of Council

Using the links below and your own research, study the cases and answer the questions that follow.

Miranda vs. Arizona

Gideon vs. Wainwright


1. What are the foundational rights that all Americans have as a result of these court cases?

2. The Constitution is designed to limit the power of the federal government, why do you think it took so long for states to make sure those rights listed in the Constitution were protected?

3. Why would the government not really care if you know about all your rights or not?

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