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Wednesday, July 17
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What phrase did the House of Representatives add to James Madison's proposal for the self-incrimination clause?

a. "shall be compelled"
b. "to be a witness"
c. "in any criminal case"
d. "against himself"

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60-Second Civics: Episode 3677, Self-Incrimination and Public Proceedings
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3676, Right Against Self-Incrimination
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3675, Use Immunity
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3672, Deterring Police Misconduct
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3671, Mapp v. Ohio
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3670, The Exclusionary Rule
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3669, Exceptions to the Warrant Requirement
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