Social Studies

The Bill of Rights promises that punishment for a crime cannot be cruel or unusual, meaning that it cannot be painful or degrading to the person's dignity. What punishment would be considered cruel and unusual.
Someone who commits assault is beaten as punishment.

Someone caught shoplifting is made to pay a fine and write an apology.

Someone caught driving while drunk is punished by revoking driving privileges.

Someone caught littering is punished by being made to pick up trash on the highway.

  1. 👍 1
  2. 👎 0
  3. 👁 591
  1. What is your answer?

    1. 👍 0
    2. 👎 2
    👩‍🏫
    Ms. Sue
  2. jkkk

    1. 👍 1
    2. 👎 3

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

Similar Questions

  1. History

    15.)Which phrase best summarizes the purpose behind the Bill of Rights? A.)It divided powers. B.)It honored promises. C.)It protected freedoms. D.)It created checks and balances. C?

  2. Social Studies-Check my answers

    1. Why was the Declaration of Independence so important? (Select 2) a. it set up the U.S government*** b. it explained the ideals of liberty, justice, and equality c. it announced that American colonies were separate from great

  3. History

    16.)The defect of the Confederation is that the United States has no powers to exact obedience, or punish disobedience to their resolutions. Which statement summarizes the main idea of this passage? A.)A Bill of Rights would

  4. History

    What is the significance of the Bill of Rights? The Bill of Rights was the first instance of establishing a representative democracy. The amendments constitute the government’s recognition of naturally occurring rights and

  1. american goverment

    The case of Schenck v. United States (1919) concerned protest activities against American involvement in World War I. Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., said that trying to convince draft-age men to resist induction was intended

  2. History

    Why did the British Parliament create the English Bill of Rights? to establish rights for woman to end the tyranny of the court system to approve a pay raise for representatives the strengthen the rights of citizens D?

  3. History

    Why did the British Parliament create the English Bill of Rights? to strengthen the rights of citizens to end the tyranny of the court system to establish rights for women to approve a pay raise for representatives i think d?

  4. 7th grade civics

    Lesson 8: the ninth and tenth amendment Unit 3: civil rights and civil liberties 1. Which of the following was the purpose of the ninth amendment? 2. The ninth amendment has often been used to guarantee that citizens have which

  1. government

    The ban on quartering soldiers in civilian homes without consent is an illustration of the fact that A. the Bill of Rights required Congress to elaborate. B. the Bill of Rights depended heavily on the compliance of states. C. the

  2. Civics

    Many of the amendments deal with rights of the accused in our system of justice. Describe some of the rights that the fifth through eighth amendments guarantee to people accused of a crime. Explain why the founders thought these

  3. 5th grade Soc Studies

    can you check my answers? Tell which Bill or Rights is being shown in the examples. You may use an amendment more than once. 1. Boopsie Bride decided to change churches when she got married and the government didn't care. ans: 1st

  4. American Goverment

    2. Which of the following supports the idea that yelling “Bomb!” is not protected by the Constitution? (1 point) A separation of church and state B rights of the accused C rights not absolute D popular sovereignty 3. Speech is

You can view more similar questions or ask a new question.