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Timeline: Capital Punishment
1636: The Massachusetts Bay Colony lists 13 crimes punishable by death, including idolatry and witchcraft.
1682: Under William Penn's Great Act, the death penalty is prescribed only for murder and treason in Pennsylvania.
1859: Abolitionist John Brown is hanged for treason, conspiracy and murder at Charles Town, Virginia.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital_punishment

Capital punishment, also known as the death penalty, is a government sanctioned practice ...... The newly created South Sudan is among the 111 UN member states that supported the resolution passed by the United Nations General Assembly ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital_punishment_in_the_United_States

Capital punishment is a legal penalty in the United States, currently used by 31 states, the ...... In October 2009, the American Law Institute voted to disavow the framework for capital punishment that it had created in 1962, as part of the Model  ...

deathpenaltyinfo.org/part-i-history-death-penalty

Timeline. Eighteenth Century B.C. - first established death penalty laws. Eleventh Century A.D. - William the Conqueror will not allow persons to be hanged ...

deathpenaltyinfo.org/history-death-penalty

This chart chronicles the United State's use of the death penalty over the past four centuries. The chart highlights the gradual rise in use of capital punishment in ...

www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/execution/readings/history.html

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  ...

deathpenalty.procon.org/view.timeline.php?timelineID=000025

Aug 13, 2013 ... The fourth paragraph of the act authorized judges to sentence convicted .... "In the 1880s, inventor Thomas Edison started building electrical ...

criminal.findlaw.com/criminal-procedure/the-u-s-and-the-death-penalty.html

In colonial North America, use of the death penalty was strongly influenced by European practices. When European settlers came to the new world, they brought ...

criminal.findlaw.com/criminal-procedure/history-of-death-penalty-laws.html

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 ...

mashable.com/2015/03/11/history-of-american-death-penalty

Mar 11, 2015 ... The death penalty in the United States began its life as an import. ... Some states abolished it entirely; others invented new ways to kill inmates.