• Video
  • September 06, 2019

The Eighth Amendment

A deep dive into the Eighth Amendment, which protects citizens from excessive fines and cruel and unusual punishment. In this video, Khan Academy host Kim Kutz Elliott discusses the Eighth Amendment with scholars John Bessler and John Stinneford.

The National Constitution Center and Khan Academy partnered to create a series of nonpartisan videos explaining the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and major Supreme Court cases, enlisting the expertise of Interactive Constitution scholars.

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