Essay On The Seventh Amendment

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The Seventh Amendment What is the United States Constitution? The U.S. Constitution is a document that is composed of seven articles. It states that U.S Constitution is the “supreme law of the land.” There were people who supported the new Constitution, the Federalists, and people who did not support it, the Antifederalists. The reason that most Antifederalists did not support the new Constitution was that there was no list of individual freedoms and rights. That is why the Bill of Rights was created. What is the Bill of Rights? The United States Bill of Rights is a famous document that is made up of individual rights and amendments, or changes, to the U.S. Constitution. Article V of the Constitution allows citizens to amend the Constitution. Over the years, there have only been twenty-seven changes, the most recent one in 1992. The Seventh Amendment of the Bill of Rights says that we have the right to a trial by jury in civil cases when the amount being fined exceeds $20.00. This amendment also says that no U.S. Courts are not allowed to retry any previously tried facts. The amendment says, “In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be…show more content…
Wonson. During this case, the government wanted to retry facts from a case that they had lost against Samuel Wonson. Joseph Story, an American jurist, had reminded the jury that this would be a violation of the Seventh Amendment. He had said, “Beyond all question, the common law here alluded to is not the common law of any individual state, (for it probably differs in all), but it is the common law of England, the grand reservoir of all our jurisprudence. It cannot be necessary for me to expound the grounds of this opinion, because they must be obvious to every person acquainted with the history of the
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