Seventh Amendment

Trial by Jury in Civil Cases

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 deals with a trial in civil cases.  You will learn the difference between a criminal and civil case. Please use the link below to complete the questions.

http://ratify.constitutioncenter.org/constitution/details_explanation.php?link=148&const=14_amd_07

Questions

1.  Using the introduction of this Amendment, define the difference between a criminal and civil case.

2. What is the minimum amount of money that needs to be in dispute for a civil case to take place?

3. What was one method used to find the guilty party in civil cases in England?

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