The Eighth Amendment - Preventing Cruel and Unusual Punishment (Hardcover)


Prior to the existence of the Eighth Amendment, there was little to protect citizens of the English colonies from excessive bail, excessive fines, and cruel and unusual punishments. The enduring freedoms guaranteed by this amendment are extremely important to all U.S. citizens. Readers will learn about the politicians who fought for the amendments passage. They will also learn about what life was like for Americans before the Eighth Amendment was passed, how the amendments elastic wording has helped it remain relevant through the years, and how it defends our freedoms today.

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Prior to the existence of the Eighth Amendment, there was little to protect citizens of the English colonies from excessive bail, excessive fines, and cruel and unusual punishments. The enduring freedoms guaranteed by this amendment are extremely important to all U.S. citizens. Readers will learn about the politicians who fought for the amendments passage. They will also learn about what life was like for Americans before the Eighth Amendment was passed, how the amendments elastic wording has helped it remain relevant through the years, and how it defends our freedoms today.

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Product Details

General

Imprint

Rosen Central

Country of origin

United States

Series

Amendments to the United States Constitution: The Bill of Rights (Library)

Release date

2011

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First published

2011

Authors

Dimensions

236 x 185 x 8mm (L x W x T)

Format

Hardcover - Library binding / Paper over boards

Pages

64

ISBN-13

978-1-4488-1263-9

Barcode

9781448812639

Categories

LSN

1-4488-1263-1



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