Argumentative Essay On America's Use Of The Death Penalty

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Argumentative Essay The first established death penalty laws go back to the Eighteenth Century B.C. Britain influenced America’s use of the death penalty more than any other country. Committing a crime such as marrying a Jew, treason, or not confessing to a crime that person was penalized with the death sentence. These sentences were carried out by crucifixion, drowning, beating to death, burning alive, and impaling the criminal. Hanging criminals became the usual way to carry out this type of sentence, but today the use of lethal injections put the criminals to sleep. George Bush once stated “I don’t think you should support the death penalty to seek revenge. I don’t think that’s right. I think the reason to support the death penalty is because it saves other people’s lives.” The death penalty is a punishment that gets rid of the criminal and puts ease towards the victims. 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 Hammurabi of Babylon codified the death penalty for twenty five different crimes, although murder was not one of them. We reserve the death…show more content…
These beliefs are deeply rooted in life experiences and the way people are brought up and are unlikely to be swayed by clever arguments. In this country most people are in favor or the death penalty. Our Founding Fathers could not imagine a nation without capital punishment. Back in those days, there was no question of the value of public safety and personal responsibility. We as Americans have become so tolerant and have failed to discipline our children, to teach them right from wrong that we have created a generation of people who take no responsibility for their actions and expect no consequences for their behavior. The death penalty takes action towards unimaginable crimes and that is why it should be acceptable in

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