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

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  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 Britain*** d. it gave

  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. 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?

  5. 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 protect citizens from excessive

  6. 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 liberties. The amendments

  7. 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 to result in a crime, and

  8. 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 rights were important to

  9. 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 powerful. It can stir

  10. government

    Which part of the Eighth Amendment was incorporated at the state level using the Fourteenth Amendment? A. due process B. equal protection C. rights of national citizenship D. protection from cruel and unusual punishment I posted this earlier this morning

  11. Modern World Studies

    Consider the human rights listed in the box below. What social institution is usually the MOST responsible for ensuring these rights for citizens? . The right to life, liberty, and security . The right to an education . The right to participate in fully in

  12. CIVICS

    20.evaluate the ways that the first amendment safeguards our rights. identify those rights give examples of limits to those rights, and discuss which of the rights you think are most important. explain your answer 21. Explain the difference between civil

  13. History

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

  14. 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

  15. SS7R - Bill of Rights Project Check

    Please check my project to see if it's good. LET ME KNOW IF THERE ANY GRAMMERS, OR ERRORS!!! I hope you love my project I had been working hard on this. BTW - For those teachers who don't know about my project ask Ms. Sue or check on my name to see my

  16. 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 Bill of Rights was written

  17. U.S. History

    i have to choose two amendments from the Bill of Rights. then make the case for passage of them. i chose.8th Amendment-protects against cruel and unusual punishment and excessive bail 1st Amendment- guarantees freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly,

  18. 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 Bill of Rights was written

  19. American Government

    I need help with this question: Select one of the six organizing principles of the Constitution and apply it to the Bill of Rights. How is that principle supported or limited in the Bill of Rights

  20. American Government

    How did the English Bill of Rights influence the American Bill of Rights? I need help ASAP! Thanks

  21. Social studies PLEASE HURRY

    20.evaluate the ways that the first amendment safeguards our rights. identify those rights give examples of limits to those rights, and discuss which of the rights you think are most important. explain your answer 21. Explain the difference between civil

  22. Civics (Reed)(Check)

    1. What information is being presented? What facts are presented? For trial by jury: A: You cannot set up or establish your own court system. This amendment should be more known by citizens or the people. For excessive bail and fines: A: If you are accused

  23. Social Studies

    1.King John of england signed the magna carta in 1215. What idea did the founding fathers borrow from this document to include in the bill of rights? A. People accused of a crime have a right to a trial by a jury of their equals B. People accused of a

  24. Civics

    Many of the amendments deal with the 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 rights were important

  25. History

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

  26. American Government PLEASE CHECK MY ANSWER!!

    6. The constitutional prohibition against laws respecting an establishment of religion must at least mean that, in this country, it is no part of the business of government to compose official prayers for any group of the American people to recite as part

  27. american goverment

    The constitutional prohibition against laws respecting an establishment of religion must at least mean that, in this country, it is no part of the business of government to compose official prayers for any group of the American people to recite as part of

  28. Social Studies help

    "How does the Bill of Rights reflect the principle of limited government? What are two individual rights protected by the Bill of Rights? Why would it be necessary to change the Constitution?" The teacher never went over what the Bill of Rights was...

  29. civics

    How are the listed rights different in Florida than in the U.S. Constitution? A. Florida’s Declaration of Rights does not have the force of law. B. Florida’s Declaration of Rights comes before the Preamble.** C. The U.S. Bill of Rights does not mention

  30. pol. science

    "The Bill of Rights was intended to limit the powers of the national government to infringe on the rights and liberties of the citizenry." Explain this statement and describe, showing a thorough knowledge of historic events, how the principles in the Bill

  31. social studies

    "The Bill of Rights was intended to limit the powers of the national government to infringe on the rights and liberties of the citizenry." Explain this statement and describe, showing a thorough knowledge of historic events, how the principles in the Bill

  32. Early Childhood

    What is the most important difference between consequences and punishment? a. Punishment is often late. b. Consequences are not as bad as punishment c. Consequences are a result of the child's actions. d. Punishment is the result after the action. I chose

  33. soc

    which type of punishment deter crime most effectively

  34. english

    Read Article IX of the United States Bill of Rights: The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people. What is the main effect of setting the phrase of certain rights off with

  35. soc

    which type of punishment deters crime most effectively. and why. retribution, deterrence, rehabilitation and societal protection.

  36. SS7R - Bill of Rights Project - 8th Amendment

    8th Amendment The Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution is the part of the United States Bill of Rights prohibiting the federal government from imposing excessive fines or cruel and unusual punishments. Excessive hail shall not be required nor

  37. law

    __________ refers to the convicted offender's personal statement to the court prior to imposition of sentence. A. The agreement of submission B. Voir dire C. Retribution D. Allocution is it D 2. When the framers of the Constitution incorporated the ban

  38. Constitutional Law

    I have to write an essay over this topic and i need some help the question is: Discuss an example you found interesting of a right asserted by inmates under the Eighth Amendment’s Cruel and Unusual Punishment Clause and the outcome. I search the Eight

  39. government

    Which part of the Eighth Amendment was incorporated at the state level using the Fourteenth Amendment? A. due process B. equal protection C. rights of national citizenship D. protection from cruel and unusual punishment I think its C

  40. CRT 205

    The following activity helps you sharpen your skills in recognizing deceptive reasoning. The statements below are derived from the viewpoints in this chapter. Beside each one, mark the letter of the type of deceptive appeal being used. More than one type

  41. AP English

    My question is about the novel Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky. How does the novel Crime and Punishment have universal significance in actual crime and punishment? Any help would be wonderful. Thanks. Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum.

  42. Health and Human Services

    a. bandwagon—the idea that “everybody” does this or believes this b. categorical statements—stating something in a way that implies there can be no argument or disagreement on the issue c. personal attack—criticizing an opponent personally

  43. government

    Which part of the Eighth Amendment was incorporated at the state level using the Fourteenth Amendment? A. due process B. equal protection C. rights of national citizenship D. protection from cruel and unusual punishment I asked this a while ago and someone

  44. HSM210

    Mrs Sue I corrected the answers that you said I had wrong in my assignment . Do you mind checking these for me again to see if I corrected them . Thank you so much for your help. 1. The Supreme Court has a greater obligation to protect the rights of

  45. Law

    1. The Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits what two types of punishment? A. Harsh, typical B. Cruel, unusual C. Cruel, justified D. Cruel, mean is it B 2. What are the two types of mistake in respect to criminal law? A. Mistake of law and

  46. HSM210

    Mrs Sue do you mind checking my answers for me please? I have been working on this assignment for several days. The following activity helps you sharpen your skills in recognizing deceptive reasoning. The statements below are derived from the viewpoints in

  47. History

    Describe amendment 8 in your own words which is : no excessive bail fines or cruel and unusual punishment Answer : you cant bail someone out with more money than what they actually did for example if someone took 10 dollars you couldn't fine them for a

  48. 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 powerful. It can stir

  49. Criminology

    According to proponents of capital punishment, which of the following is a true statement? A. Capital punishment deters crime. B. Capital punishment is less expensive than imprisonment. C. Capital punishment is widely accepted in the international

  50. Human Services

    This is late can somebody look at my answers and tell me if they are correct? I have to choose one of the following: A. bandwagon—the idea that “everybody” does this or believes this B. categorical statements—stating something in a way that implies

  51. Constitutional Law

    According to the readings, which of the following provisions has NOT been formally applied to the states? A. Fifth Amendment right to a grand jury indictment in felony cases B. First Amendment right to peaceably assemble C. Fifth Amendment right against

  52. English

    How capital punishment affects murder rates can be explained through general deterrence theory, which supposes that increasing the risk of apprehension and punishment for crime deters individuals from committing crime. Question would you say this passage

  53. LAW

    1. Which of the following is NOT an essential element of the Miranda warnings? A. “You have the right to remain silent.” B. “You have the right to an attorney.” C. “If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you.” D. “You have

  54. Constutitional Law

    You are a paralegal assisting an attorney who is representing an individual who has been convicted of a murder during a home invasion and who was sentenced in state court to be executed. You are assisting with research for an appeal to the U.S Supreme

  55. Government

    Need a response to all 3 statements 1.The US Supreme Court has ruled that the death penalty does not violate the 8th Amendment protection against "cruel and unusual punishment". Still this remains a highly controversial topic. How do you feel about the

  56. history

    many of the amendments deal with the rights of the accused in our system of justice. describe some of the rights that the 5th through 8th amendments guarantee to the people accused with a crime. exple why our founders thought these were important to

  57. PLZ HURRY history

    many of the amendments deal with the rights of the accused in our system of justice. describe some of the rights that the 5th through 8th amendments guarantee to the people accused of a crime. explain why our founders thought these were important to

  58. History

    According to the readings, which of the following provisions has not been formally applied to the states? A. Eighth Amendment right against cruel and unusual punishment B. Fifth Amendment right against self incrimination C. Fifth Amendment right to a grand

  59. English

    Hello! Can you tell me if there are any passive clause in this chapter? This is not my homework I am helping my friend with this and I am so confused :/ By extension of meaning, bills of rights are sometimes regarded as including the definition and

  60. HSM210 Human Services in the United States

    I am not sure that I am grasping the concept of this assignment.. Could someone please read through my answers and let me know what you think? Thanks so much! (my answers are the letter or letters in front of the #'s) CRITICAL THINKING ACTIVITIES #1

  61. socials

    Canadian Charter of rights and freedoms (legal) if charged with crime u hve right to a ? to defend u ( witness?) death penalty not used in canada because its known (cruel?) all people have right to life, liberty and ?( security?) if u be arrested, u hve

  62. American Democracy

    The greates threat to individual rights is: A> the fact that some basic rights,such as privacy,are not expressly listed in the bill of rights B> a determined majority backed by elected leaders eager to carry out its will C> the refusal of lower courts to

  63. Law

    The Canadian Charter of Rights & Freedoms is a bill of rights. How to I do explain what a 'bill of rights' is to someone about 5 years of age?

  64. Psychology Please Help!

    Dr. Kyle shared the newspaper clipping with his class. "This is an unusual case, but I believe the punishment phase of the trial would have been different in another state. The crime was committed, but the defendant is not in touch with reality most of the

  65. Psychology

    9 Dr. Kyle shared the newspaper clipping with the class. “This is an unusual case, but I believe that punishment phase of the trail would have been different in another state. The crime was committed, but the defendant is not in touch with reality

  66. Psychology

    Dr. Kyle shared the newspaper clipping with his class. "This is an unusual case, but I believe the punishment phase of the trial would have been different in another state. The crime was committed, but the defendant is not in touch with reality most of the

  67. American History

    Which option evaluates how the Bill of Rights addressed Anti-Federalist concerns about establishing a strong central government? A) The Bill of Rights established a representative democracy designed to prevent the rise of a tyrannical federal government.

  68. Civics (Reed)(Check/Help!)

    What information is being presented in the Bills of Rights? What facts are presented? A: religion (congress cannot establish a religion; congress cannot stop you from practicing); Speech (Congress cannot stop you from expressing your opinions; congress

  69. Civics (Reed)(Check/Help!)

    What information is being presented in the Bills of Rights? What facts are presented? A: religion (congress cannot establish a religion; congress cannot stop you from practicing); Speech (Congress cannot stop you from expressing your opinions; congress

  70. Social studies

    What were some influences on self-government? Select all that apply. ~Commentaries on the laws of England ~ The Columbian bill of rights ~English bill of rights ~ Poor Richards almanac

  71. America history

    Which document limited the British monarch’s right to tax and guaranteed due process? A. Declaration of Independence B. Bill of Rights C. Magna Carta D. English Bill of Rights c?

  72. History

    I need help coming up with an idea on the drawing a political cartoon for the Bill of Rights. I am not for the bill of rights, and I don't know what to do?? Please help me?

  73. Social studies

    3. Someone who has betrayed his or her country might be convicted of... A. a crime called treason. F. showing loyalty to the flag. H. citizenship. J. the first ten constitutional amendments. If someone can please answer this question it would be helpful!

  74. U.S. History

    I have to do a current event related to the Bill of Rights. So any recent news, it can be up to 3 months ago. It has to pertain to the Bill of Rights such as freedom of religion, right to bear arms, and no quartering of troops, but I can't find any

  75. Social Studies

    Can someone help me find some multiple (up to 3) websites to help me define the meaning of "The Bill of Rights" to a Kindergarderner, I don't understand it much myself and my dyslexia isn't much help :/ Thank you

  76. government

    need help with this question What impact has the 14th amendment has on the Bill of Rights? a. None. b. It reduced the number of rights. c. It prevented the rights from being binding on the states. d. It allowed the Supreme Court to interpret the rights in

  77. social studies

    I have to draw symbols for the 2nd and 6th amendment, but I don't really understand them. If someone could define them in simpler terms, that would be SO GREAT!!! Amendment II (the Second Amendment) of the United States Constitution, which is part of the

  78. Criminal Justice

    Could someone please help me with this question? What is the relationship to the law and the government structure as it applies to the criminal justice system? Here is what I have so far: The relationship to the law and the government development as it

  79. English

    I need to relate Fyodor Dostoevsky's "Crime and Punishment" to socialism, but haven't the slightest idea where I'd start. Obviously Nihilism and Nietzsche's theory play a role... but how does socialism play a role? Anyone have any ideas? Thank you for

  80. soc

    does punishment deter crime and why

  81. the scarlet letter

    what was hester's crime and punishment?

  82. English

    Which of the following sentences is grammatically correct? a.Only Bill wanted to go to the lake. [Intended meaning: Bill wanted to go to the lake, but no one else did.] b.Bill only hinted that he would help us move. [Intended meaning: Bill hinted but did

  83. U.S history

    Please check my answers! Which of the following was not a purpose of the Declaration of Independence? A. List grievances against the king. B. Denounce the king as a tyrant. C. Establish the Bill of Rights. D. Embrace the enlightenment ideas of natural

  84. History

    Which amendment was introduced to prevent anyone from assuming that the rights enumerated in the bill of rights are the only protected rights?

  85. soc

    what would be a intro that i could use about does punishment deter crime

  86. Criminal Justice

    Which of the following would be of greatest concern from an ethical standpoint? A. The number of homicide victims in a given place during a given time period. B. The legal elements of the crime of homicide. C. Whether capital punishment is a justifiable

  87. Criminal Justice

    The Corrections Model (Positivism) approach: A. has as its sentencing goal punishment/deterrence. B. uses determinate/definite sentences. C. sees the cause of crime as a rational choice made by the offender operating with free will. D. sees as the cause of

  88. Goverment

    1. Read each situation. Write whether a bill of attainder, an ex post facto law, or a writ of habeas corpus woul prevent the situation from happening. A. ______________ shortly after video cameras were invented, a man evident aped a rock concrete. Years

  89. American Politics

    Just when i think I'm getting a handle on this stuff, I get thrown for a loop. What is the "doctrine of selective incorporation"? It's being asked in relation to the nationalization of the Bill of Rights (the process by which most of the provisions of the

  90. History

    Ms.Sue, I asked this earlier, and you said I was wrong so I come back with a "re-answer" in sorts, haha, 9th? Which amendment was introduced to prevent anyone from assuming that the rights enumerated in the bill of rights are the only protected rights?

  91. criminal justice

    To some, the victim's rights movement is more an exercise in symbolic politics than a substantive program. As a result, some critics argue that many of these programs are really more interested in severe punishment of the defendant than in helping victims

  92. CJS 240

    Please write a 300 to 350 word response explaining how the threat of punishment either does or does not deter juvenile delinquency. Provide examples of general deterrence, specific deterrence, and situational crime prevention strategies. Additionally,

  93. english

    Read Article IX of the United States Bill of Rights: The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people. What is the main effect of setting the phrase of certain rights off with

  94. english

    how does raskolnikov, a tragic figure, from crime and punishment serve as an instrument for the suffering of others.

  95. History

    1. What powers did Parliament have in the Bill of Rights? 2. Why was King James removed from the throne? 3. Do you think the people of England were more in favor of King William and Queen Mary in being the King and Queen than King James II? Why or nor why

  96. criminal justice

    Which of the following key deontological concepts refers to the idea that criminal punishment should “fit the crime”?

  97. Psychology

    1)All of the following are ture of punishment except: a) Punishment does not extinguish behavior b) Punishment automatically teaches how to act appropriately c) Punishment frequently leads to aggression I think the answer is b. Am I correct? 2) In social

  98. history

    In the english bill of rights only protestants could bear arms for defense , this is different than the United States Bill of Rights were pretty much anyone can bear arms? Is this right? Since the protestants were a religion. Not all the people.

  99. civics

    Hi, I'm really confused. I have to explain all of the major provisions of the bill of rights. But what does it mean by "provisions"? Does the question just mean to explain each of the 10 amendments in the bill of rights?

  100. U.S.History

    these are reasons from a group of African Americans living in NC of why they want ot emigrate to Kansas: i have to mark E for economic; P for political, and S for Social 1. We have not our rights in law. P 2. The old former masters to do not allow us

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