Knowing the Amendments 1 & 7!!!

Do you know your amendments??

Interesting Facts .

The 7th amendment was put into the Bill Of Rights by James Madison.

The 1st amendment wasn't the first amendment proposed to the original Bill Of Rights.

1st Amendment

Actual Meaning

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

What does that mean ?

Americans have the right and are guaranteed to have freedom of speech, religion, press, assembly, and petition. This amendment enables citizens to express their thoughts and beliefs in a free society.
President Obama: Protecting Freedom of Speech

7th Amendment

What does the 7th amendment say ??

In the suits of common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trail 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 common law

In English!

If you are accused of a crime, you have the right to have a trial determined by the jury. If you are not guilty, no one can take you to court again for that same crime that you were accused of.
If the 7th Amendment guarantees you a trial by jury, why do so few cases got to trial?