The 1st and 7th Amendment

Flyer By Jonathan Miller

Amendment 1

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."

Description of the 1st Amendment

The first amendment was ratified on December 15, 1791. It was part of the Bill of Rights The first amendment describes the freedoms that American citizens have, such as freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of assembly, freedom of press and many more. The first amendment benefits everyone in the USA giving them the freedom that we have. It was put into place because the Founding Fathers knew that the people did not like it when the British did not give any freedoms to the citizens. Our Founding Fathers wanted to give the people what they wanted, which was basic freedoms.

Freedom of Speech

The Freedom of Speech gives us a way to express our emotions and believes towards many things such as the government. Most people consider this the most important freedom.

Amendment 7

"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 7th Amendment

The seventh amendment was ratified on December 15, 1791. the seventh amendment gives people the right to a jury in civil cases. It was also part of the Bill of Rights. This benefits every person who goes to court because he/she is guaranteed a fair, impartial jury in a civil case.

The Twenty Dollar Clause

This clause explains that a value that someone is disputing has to exceed twenty dollars

Right to a Trial By Jury

The seventh amendment gives all people the right to a jury in their trial. This gives everyone a fair trial and a chance for multiple people to decide the fate of the trial.