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The 8th Amendment Presentation

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Matthew Dizon

on 10 December 2013

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The Eighth Amendment
"Excessive bail shall not be required."
There are no exact amount for bail but the amount has to connect with the crime. One rule is that the judge cannot raise the bail too high. The 8th amendment doesn't state the actual stopping point of how much the bail should be up to.
"No cruel and unusual punishments inflicted."
In the 1970's the Supreme Court proposed that the death penalty in most states were "unlawful" because the ways that were used to kill people on the death penalty were too harsh.
The 8th amendment also now protects the federal government from torturing criminals. It also keeps the criminals in a not too comfortable environment.
"No cruel and unusual punishments inflicted."
To receive the death penalty or any other severe punishments you have to go through a two-stage procedure which might lead to being guilty if you are and then the death penalty.
There have been many ways to kill people who have received the death penalty. For example, there is the electric chair which you have to be strapped to a chair and then you get electrified from the chair. Another common way is the gas chamber.
The 8th amendment was ratified 1791with three provisions. It was created along with the original 10 amendments which were included in the Bill of Rights.
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"Eighth Amendment." UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History. Sonia Benson, Daniel E. Brannen, Jr., and Rebecca Valentine. Vol. 3. Detroit: UXL, 2009. 482-484. Student Resources in Context. Web. 9 Dec. 2013.
"Eighth Amendment." Constitutional Amendments: From Freedom of Speech to Flag Burning. 2nd ed. Vol. 1. Detroit:
UXL, 2008. Student Resources in Context. Web. 9 Dec. 2013.
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
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