The 5th and 7th Amendments

Made By George Mousa

What Is An Amendment?

The constitution has many amendments for a reason. Amendments are minor changes to the document. The reasons for these amendments is to revise the constitution and make it more applicable to every United States citizen.

The Fifth Amendment

"No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation." These are the famous words of the fifth amendment. This amendment talks about the rights of people accused of a crime. This amendment is so important to all the people convicted of crimes. If you want to learn more, click the links below.

The 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." This amendment states that we have the right to be tried by a jury, not just a single person. This allows us to not be wrongly accused of a crime.