The Eighth Amendment

Janyia KIel

The Eighth Amendment from the Constitution

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

The Historical background of the eighth amendment

The eighth amendment to the constitution was in there for the founding fathers could help and prevent the cruel punishments. I think most important part of the background to me was the two hundred years , American's struggled to interpret the meaning of "cruel punishment".

The Amendment in my own words

The eighth amendment previses unlikely punishments and protects you from unrequired bail.

The Supreme Court Case

The inmates of Guant'anomo Bay , in 2008 the americans disapproved over the consider cruel and unusual punishments occuring a Guant'anomo Bay.

The explaination of the court's case

They entitled to the protection of the U.S.Constitution.