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Application skills enable adults to put their knowledge and skills to work. Application skills allow adults to use information in a new context or situation.

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Ernesto Miranda was arrested at his home in Arizona and taken to the police station. He was questioned for two hours before confessing to crimes. Miranda was not provided an attorney, nor did the local police inform him of his rights under the U.S. Constitution.

In 1966, in the case of Miranda v. Arizona, the Supreme Court ruled that law enforcement officials would have to ensure that detainees have been briefed on and understand their constitutional rights. Police departments began to inform suspects that they have the right to remain silent; that anything they say can and will be used against them; that they have the right to an attorney; and that if they cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided free of charge.

  1. In Miranda v. Arizona, the Supreme Court’s ruling was most likely based on which amendment to the U.S. Constitution?
    (1) First Amendment, which guarantees freedom of religion, speech, and the press
    (2) Fourth Amendment, which prohibits unlawful search and seizure
    (3) Fifth Amendment, which guarantees due process of law
    (4) Sixth Amendment, which guarantees a speedy trial
    (5) Eighth Amendment, which prohibits excessive bail

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