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Amendment vii in suits at common law where the value

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Amendment VII - 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 re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law. Amendment VIII - Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted. Amendment IX - The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
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Amendment X - The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS At a certain age one looks back to the beginning and realizes that a few teachers put you on the path you have traveled. In my case, four historians were my mentors: Edmund Morgan, C. Vann Woodward, Elting Morison, and William McFeely. More to the matter at hand, six colleagues read the entire manuscript and made critical suggestions that I could not afford to ignore, even though on occasion I resisted their advice: Robert Dalzell, just retired from Williams College, whose narrative instincts were always impeccable; Susan Dunn, also of Williams, whose cheers in the margins were accompanied by deft criticisms offered with uncommon grace; David Hendrickson of Colorado College, who shared his unsurpassed knowledge of the secondary literature; Michael Neff, a former student and recent graduate of Harvard Law School, who has an eagle eye for generalizations that need to be qualified; another former student, Chelsea Michta, now reading history at Cambridge University, who helped me with the appendices and with the various dictionary definitions of coup; and Stephen Smith, former editor of the Washington Examiner , whose verbal agility in that problematic place where substance meets style is almost magical. I have been the beneficiary of the massive documentary projects long in process to publish the papers of the most prominent American founders. This book could not have been written without the labor- intensive work done by editors of the George Washington, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, Robert Morris, and John Jay papers. A special thanks to Jennifer Steinshorne at the Jay Papers for digital access to materials not yet published. My editor at Knopf, Dan Frank, proved an able successor to the late, great Ash Green. Dan pushed me hard with probing questions at the start, then ushered the manuscript through the corridors of power with guile and gusto. Ike Williams, my literary agent, grasped the core argument of the book before I did, always took my calls, and from his listening post in Boston kept me abreast of all trade rumors involving the Red Sox, Patriots, and Celtics.
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