The Pros And Cons Of The Jury System

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Some may say that we should get rid of the Jury System others say to keep it. The Jury system is instrumental to our legal system in a variety of ways, as such I am in favor of keeping the jury system. Our government's Judicial system lets the defendant choose between a trial by jury and bench trial, so why should we get rid of something if we already have the option. We should keep the jury system because we should stick to the Bill of Rights, ensure our citizens can self-govern, and maintain the option to choose the desired trial type. On December 15, 1791 the United States of America made the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights is made up of the ten amendments and the seventh amendment gives us the right to a trial by jury. Our founding fathers put a lot of forethought into the intricate system of the government. If we were to stop doing the jury system then the rest of our government would be impacted tremendously. When the founding fathers made the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, they made the documents interconnected. In the background essay it discusses a time when the king made a special court where only the royal judges made decisions. When our country was founded on these documents, a trial by jury system was put into place to prevent unfairness in the court where people of high positions influenced …show more content…

Document C states “Observers of the American jury system have remarked on its ability to elevate ordinary citizens into self-governors…”. When called upon, it's the citizens civic duty to be a juror. When a citizen gets an ID or a drivers license they are automatically put into the pool of jurors. The people get to play their part in the government system which allows average people to make a huge difference to highly known individuals. This system allows everyone to play apart in the judicial branch of the

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