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The 7th Amendment

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Rachel Wade

on 28 January 2013

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Transcript of The 7th Amendment

The 7th Amendment is a Trial by Jury in Civil Cases. The 7th Amendment In the 1500s the Bill of Rights (amendments 1-10) was proposed by James Madison as amendments to the Constitution on June 8 1789. Finally on December 15 1791 in Pennsylvania, Virginia became the 10th state out of 14 to approve 10 out of 12 of the amendments, thus ratifying the Bill of Rights. The reason that this amendment
was created was because the founding fathers were concerned about the rights of the accused in all cases. The colonist had just endured a period where the British didn't let the colonist have jury trials. The purpose of this amendment is for the people to get a fair trial. James Madison was the origional
writer of the Bill of Rights. The states that agreed to the 7th Amendment and
the rest of the Bill of Rights were Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, and Virginia. I think that the 7th Amendment
has changed America because we
now all have the right to a fair trial with a jury. Without this amendment there would probably be a lot of people in trouble that don't deserve it. The 7th amendment has solved the problem it was created for and now everyone has a fair chance, unlike what the colonist used to have. The 7th Amendment is a part
of the Bill of Rights! Did you know that the 7th Amendment
also guarantees that facts decided by those juries
cannot be reexamined at a later date? This means that if the value
of the potential reward in the trial is greater than 20 dollars the accused has the right to demand to be tried by a jury. The issue that prompted the creation of
the 7th Amendment (and the rest of
Bill of Rights) was a needed compromise for
the creation of the United States
government. These issues originally took
place with the colonist and the
founding fathers felt something
needed to be done. As far as I know there are no major court cases involving the 7th Amendment. Most of the attention has been focused on the 2nd Amendment recently. I think that this amendment is fair for the most part. The only thing that I would change is the dollar amount for the potential reward. Back then 20 dollars was a lot. But now 20 dollars can
get you a t-shirt or maybe a tube of
lipstick! The 7th Amendment today What made the amendment possible The reason for the 7th Amendment All of the dates
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