Enmund v. Florida: Facts, Decision, & Significance


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The SCOTUS case Enmund v. Florida centered on issues about _____. 

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1. Enmund v. Florida was decided based on the _____ Amendment to the United States Constitution.

2. The _____ Amendment bars cruel and unusual punishment, while the _____ Amendment prevents citizens from having life, liberty, or property taken away without due process. 

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This brief quiz and worksheet will test your ability to answer questions about the Enmund v. Florida case. For example, you should be familiar with a constitutional amendment that bars cruel and unusual punishment and one that focuses on due process in punishment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following details related to Enmund v. Florida:

  • What the case was about
  • How the decision in the case was made
  • Two constitutional amendments that were relevant to the case
  • What the dissenting opinion argued about SCOTUS' majority ruling
  • The concurring opinion of Justice Brennan

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about issues on which the Enmund v. Florida case centered
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about Justice Brennan's concurring opinion and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the dissenting opinion that was argued

Additional Learning

Continue learning about this case with the lesson titled Enmund v. Florida: Facts, Decision, & Significance. Here are examples of the information you'll find in this lesson:

  • What Earl Enmund's lawyers argued
  • The Gregg v. Georgia case
  • Anti-capital punishment opinions