Amendment 7

The Bill of Rights

Amendment 1

Amendment 2

Amendment 3

Amendment 4

Amendment 5

Amendment 6

Amendment 7

Amendment 8

Amendment 9

Amendment 10

Glossary

Teacher Notes

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 otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved,

In the 1700s twenty dollars was a lot more money than it is today. Now, for any dispute involving less than $1500.00 small claims court will handle the case without a jury.

and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

United States law forbids anyone from setting up their own court system. If someone goes to court, they will always go to a recognized court of the government, be it a national, state, county, or city court. A person will never have to defend themself in Uncle Joey's Courthouse with Joey's cousins acting as jurors and lawyers.

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