The first recorded death sentence in the British North American colonies was
carried out in 1608 on Captain George Kendall, who was ...
Timeline. Eighteenth Century B.C. - first established death penalty laws. Eleventh
Century A.D. - William the Conqueror will not allow persons to be hanged ...
Aug 13, 2013 ... 1775 - Death Penalty Used in All 13 US Colonies at Outbreak of ... Michael H.
Reggio "History of the Death Penalty," Pbs.org (accessed Dec.
1846 Michigan is the first state to abolish the death penalty. .... accomplice when
he did not kill, intend to kill, attempt to kill, or intend that deadly force be used.
As far back as the Ancient Laws of China, the death penalty has been
established as a punishment for crimes. In the 18th Century BC, the Code of King
HISTORY The following is a brief summary of the history of capital punishment,
with an emphasis on developments in the United States. The sources used in this
From 1907 to 1917, six states completely outlawed the death penalty, and three
limited it to the rarely committed crimes of treason and first-degree murder of a ...
The death penalty has not been a constant in American history. It has undergone
numerous changes and reforms in the past two centuries, falling in and out of ...
The first recognized death penalty laws date back to eighteenth century B.C. and
can be found in the Code of King Hammaurabi of Babylon. The Hammurabi ...
Jul 19, 2013 ... Read CNN's Fast Facts about the death penalty in the United States.