Bill of rights

amendments VII and X

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

definition of the seventh amendment

What if you are suing someone in court, and you don't want to have a judge make the decision? According to the 7th Amendment, you have the right to have your trial heard by a jury.
7th Amendment Video

tenth amendment

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.

definition of the tenth amendment

The tenth amendment of the United States Constitution is the section of the Bill of Rights that basically says that any power that is not given to the federal government is given to the people or the states.
The 10th Amendment in One Lesson