Your Rights- Trials and Punishments

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Which of these provisions is part of the Eighth Amendment?

Reasonable bail must be set.

The Sixth Amendment states that someone accused of a crime must go to trial

in the state and area where the crime took place.

What does the Eighth Amendment prohibit?

cruel and unusual punishment

The impact of Furman v. Georgia (1972) was that states had to

create clear standards to be applied fairly before imposing the death penalty.

Accused persons have the right to request a witness to

appear in court.

Read the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution.

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

Which statement best summarizes the intent of the Eighth Amendment?

People accused of crimes have specific constitutional protections.

What was Clarence Gideon forced to do during his burglary trial?

represent himself

What happens to accused persons who cannot afford to pay an attorney to represent them?

They are assigned an attorney by the court.

The basic freedoms that are guaranteed to Americans by the Constitution are called

civil liberties.

In Furman v. Georgia (1972), William Furman appealed his death sentence for


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