Your Bill of Rights – What Does the Seventh Amendment Have to do With a 20-Dollar Bill?

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“The seventh amendment gives the right to a jury trial for any civil case over property more than $20. What could $20 buy in 1789?” Find out by watching this video (02:37) from the Your Bill of Rights series.,28804,2080345_2080344_2080381,00.html


"In this series of ten short videos, TIME brings to life the words of the Founding Fathers and explores how these deeply felt ideas about liberty and property have evolved into the amendments as we interpret them today."