7th Amendment

Trial by jury By Anthony Cruz

The amendment

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 re-examined in any Court of the United States than according to the rules of the common law.

Description of the amendment

The colonist fought for every citizen to have the right to a trial by jury and to have a fair case by the government.
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Historical background

When the British government limited colonist right to a trial by jury the colonist protested angrily during the American revolutionary war (1775-81) colonist repeatedly listed the right ta a trial by jury among the basic rights for which the were fighting.

supreme court case

Florida V. Jardines 3/26/2013

Use of public police dogs to sniff out drugs per fourth amendment. The jury ruled against the use of police dogs at a residence as a fourth amendment violation.


''12 Major supreme court case decided in 2013.'' Constitution Daily.Np,31 Dec. 2013 web. 09 Dec. 2015

Leavitt, Amie Jane. Bill of Rights in Translation : What It Really Means. Mankato: Capstone, 2009. Ebook.