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Ray Wang Period 3 27/3/18 Mary Surratt's Unconstitutional Punishment Mary Surratt is a 42 year old widow who once said,” I am a loyal southerner, a catholic, and a mother to three. What I am not, however is a murderer. ” She owns a boarding house in the nation's capitol, Washington DC, and according to Edwin Stanton and the juries he chose, is guilty of harboring the assassins, plotting to kill lincoln, kill vice president Andrew Johnson, and Secretary of state Secretary Seward. Although she was charged with a death penalty, she was innocent. She was hanged on July 7th, 1865. The fifth amendment states that,” No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.” This means that all people get a trail in fair

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