[2015] Selina Yim-Chun (Social Studies): The Bill of Rights

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[2015] Selina Yim-Chun (Social Studies): The Bill of Rights

Bill of Rights Amendment 8

The Eighth Amendment Used Poorly!

What is the most important Amendment on the Bill of Rights?

What is The Bill of Rights?

The most important Amendment on The Bill of Rights is Amendment Eight. Amendment Eight is the most important Amendment because we shouldn't have to face unreasonable, cruel, and unusual punishments. Such as: be set on fire, head dipped in water, etc. Not only is it the most important because of what I think. It is also important because it prevents people who do crime from unreasonable penalties.

In 1993, a serious case was developed. A teenager, Christoper Simmons was threaten a death sentence, but the sentence was reversed in 2005. He hog-tied his neighbor,who was a girl, and threw her off a bridge. The Eighth Amendment came to his rescue and the Supreme Court reversed his sentence.Source - http://missourideathrow.com/2008/12/state-of-missouri-v-christopher-simmons/

The Eighth Amendment states that "Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted."Fact - The Eigth Amendment was born on September 5th, 1789.

The Bill of Rights is a document that lists twenty-six Amendments. It tells you what rights you have, but it doesn't necessarily mean that you don't have rights that aren't on this paper.

True Story of The 8th Amendment Reversal:

A murderer was sentenced a death penalty in an electric chair for killing those they killed. The forum of police officers put him in the chair and electrocuted him, but it soon caught on fire. The family of thou murderer pressed charges against the police officers for breaking The Eight Amendment because the head piece soon caught on fire and was called a cruel punishment.

Sources Used:*Google Images - for pictures*http://missourideathrow.com/2008/12/state-of-missouri-v-christopher-simmons/*http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/news/condemned-man-catches-fire-electric-chair-article-1.751043


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