8th - Assignment 2 - History of Punishment

We have all heard stories of the punishment inflicted by governments and religions on people who disagree with the prevailing thoughts of the day.

1. Why do you think that the founding fathers of the constitution believed this was such an important right that they created an amendment to protect this right of people?

2. Does cruel and unusual punishment only apply to things the government can do you your body or does it extend to things outside of your person?

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