Essay on The Death Penalty Should Be Abolished

2064 Words May 9th, 2016 9 Pages
Death penalty
The death penalty is a thing that in the United States should abolish. The death in the United States should be abolished. The dictionary defines, “death penalty as the punishment of execution, administered to someone legally convicted of a capital crime”. (Oxford Dictionaries n. pag).The death penalty should be abolished in the United States and the reasons are first the death penalty violates human rights of people .meaning that the rights of humans like the 8th amendment which says that No cruel and unusual punishment is to be inflicted on a person. Second the death penalty does not make fewer crimes. One thing is that crimes are still going on in the United States the death penalty will not deter the crimes. The death penalty costs a lot of money to enforce. Well, states in this country are paying a lot of money so they can keep the death penalty. The death penalty should be abolished because it violates human rights; death penalty does not make lesser crimes and costs a lot of money to enforce.
The death penalty has not been constant in this state the first known killed by the death penalty was when this country was still under the rule of the British. According to Welty, “the first death penalty killing was on 1726 it was a killing a Native American” (n. pag). This was when the United States wasn’t still a free country it was ruled by a king from a different country. Well in the article it says, “Until the second half of the twentieth century, the death…

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