Reasons For The Death Penalty Essay

1335 Words Dec 4th, 2015 6 Pages
Gavino 1
Jaqueline Gavino
Mrs. Davis
English 1301.42
23 November 2015
Death Penalty The death penalty has been around for as long as anyone can remember. The very first established death penalty laws date back as far as the eighteenth century B.C. Many of these sentences were carried out with punishments such as crucifixion, drowning, beating to death, burning alive, and impalement. It was not until the tenth century A.D. that Britain started using hanging as their usual method for execution. This trend would stop for short period of time since William the Conqueror would not allow it, but it was not until the reign of Henry VIII that around 72,000 people would be executed to continue this horrid trend. The common methods for executions around this time seemed just as brutal as before with things such as boiling, burning at the stake, hanging, beheading, and drawing and quartering. Britain was one of the many that influenced America most with the use of the death penalty. It was when the European settlers came to the new world and brought their customs that they also brought the practice of capital punishment. Being executed in today’s world has become more civil as some would say, but does it really make it right? Putting someone on death role is not morally correct, does not deter crime, and has convicted innocent lives to crimes…

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