Eighth Amendment

Cruel and Unusual Punishments

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
This Amendment protects you from paying an excessive amount for money for bail.  It also protects you from cruel and unusual punishments from being used against you while you are imprisoned. The British used some methods such as drawn and quartering to punish prisoners. Please use the link below to answer the questions.

http://ratify.constitutioncenter.org/constitution/details_explanation.php?link=151&const=15_amd_08

Questions

1. Define bail.

2. What is the purpose of bail?

3. What is the felony-murder rule?

4. Give your opinion on the death penalty. Do you agree with it or not? Please write 2-4 sentences explaining your position.

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