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  1. Amendment 8 Cruel and Unusual Punishment By: Lauren Delgado 2. Logical Explanation <ul><li>Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines…
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  • 1. Amendment 8 Cruel and Unusual Punishment By: Lauren Delgado
  • 2. Logical Explanation <ul><li>Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted </li></ul>Decapitation
  • 3. Student Explanation <ul><li>Courts are not able to assign the accused an excess amount for a bail. </li></ul><ul><li>Prevents government from punishing the accused in a cruel or unusual way. </li></ul>Electric Chair Whipping
  • 4. Date Passed <ul><li>12/15/1791 </li></ul>
  • 5. Events around 12/15/1791 <ul><li>*Recording crimes were: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10,300 executions – more than one a week </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>97,000 sentences of transportation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>900,000 of imprisonment. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>*According to the National Archives </li></ul></ul>
  • 6. Sources <ul><li>www.guardian.co.uk/.../criminal-trials-records-online-ancestry </li></ul><ul><li>en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eighth_Amendment </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.constitution.org/billofr_.htm </li></ul>
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