What is the 8th Amendment? - Definition, Summary & Cases


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According to the excessive bail clause, what two factors are considered when setting bail?

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1. How likely is the Supreme Court going to overturn an excessive fine because of the 8th amendment?

2. What was the effect of Furman v. Georgia on death penalty cases?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet combo will test your knowledge of the 8th Amendment. Key topics covered include the excessive bail clause and Supreme Court rulings.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Gregg v. Georgia
  • Furman v. Georgia
  • Excessive bail clause
  • What the Supreme Court has ruled on the application of the death penalty to rape

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the 8th Amendment
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Gregg v. Georgia
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Furman v. Georgia in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more information about the 8th Amendment, review the accompanying lesson titled What is the 8th Amendment? - Definition, Summary & Cases. The lesson will feature the following subjects:

  • The 2014 execution of Denis McGuire
  • Titus Oates
  • Stack v. Boyle
  • Excessive bail clause
  • Cruel and unusual punishment