In Jeff Jacoby’s “Bring Back Flogging,” he compares the punishments for crimes in the 17th Century to the punishments for crimes in the present. Jacoby suggests in his essay that “the Puritans were more enlightened than we think, at least on the subject of punishment. Their sanctions were humiliating and painful, but quick and cheap.” Jacoby makes a good argument to bring back an old punishment policy. He points out that “a humiliating and painful paddling can be applied to the rear end of a crook for a lot less than $30,000 (per year).”
Jeff Jacoby provides a strong argument in “Bring Back Flogging”, suggesting that we should adopt a few of the punishments of the Puritans. This argument is built on logical appeal, emotional appeal, and his own personal credibility as a writer. Providing statistics and information, Jacoby creates the logos, or logical appeal, and ethos, or personal credibility. In Addition, he uses ethos, or emotional appeal to force the reader to think about what they believe is morally worse. In “Bring Back Flogging”, Jacoby says Puritan forefathers punished crimes with flogging, including whipping and branding; however, in current times we tend to put a person in jail, no matter the crime.
The merchants often showed a stunning disregard for the physical and mental well-being of those who attempted to hinder their operations in any way. The case of George Spencer is an extreme example of this pattern of behavior. Following an attempt to report the illegal trading of a group of merchants, Spencer found himself paraded about town by an angry mob before being thown in debtors prison for more than two years. At every point in this ordeal Spencer found himself without aid, as both the law officer whom he reported the crime to and his defense attorney were on the side of the smugglers(Truxes 10-18). Those who opposed the merchants could expect no less merciful of a response.
Since the 1700’s punishment for crime has been decreased due to more strong laws and mostly common sense. People would get punished because they practiced a certain religion (what?), or committed an act against rules, or sinned. Punishments included the bloody execution, the painful torture, or lonely imprisonment. Three common ways of being horribly punished were, The Stocks, The Pillory, and The Brutal Whipping Post. The Stocks were used for minors, they had foot rests where a seated criminal would have their ankles shoved in so their legs would be straight
The New England After a struggling start of the southern colony. There was a beginning to a new colony further north. Which was known as the New England. The New England that was started in the 1630 which was composed of people that were name puritans. This people called puritans would prosper through their hard work, thrift, and the quality of their commitment to God and each other.
In early American civilizations, there were many ways that the people of criminal status were punished for their actions. In early Puritan towns, one of the most popular forms of punishment was the convicted criminal to be sentenced to the gallows, or to be hung. “Public execution was a common practice that continued on for multiple decades. In these types of executions, masses of people would come together to listen to a sermon given by a puritan minister, hear the last words of the condemned criminal, then witness the killing” of the criminal (Turabian 2). Many people in the towns that induced hanging methods did not know anything other than the ways of what they had grown up knowing so they just continued to support the actions.
LEQ prompt 1 During the period between 1607 and 1754, the British had established colonies in North America, inspired by the riches and wealth gained by the Spanish upon the conquest of the Aztecs and Incas in the 16th century, the early British settlements had hoped for the same riches and discoveries in the northern Americas. The first successful permanent settlement was established in Jamestown Virginia, and as time advances the English established thirteen colonies divided geographically into three regions: new England, middle and southern colonies. Socially the English colonists were similar by the means that they shared an English heritage but differed greatly in lifestyle, politically and economically the colonies had many differences,
From its earliest days, religion played a vital role in the colony of Virginia like it did in England. Its first charters enforced social and religious norms by threatening settlers with imprisonment if they disobeyed. A great example is the sin of fornication. One of the main themes in Anne Orthwood’s Bastard, Fornication was seen as a big crime in the eyes of the church. The church taught that all acts of fornication was sinful and as a response, the public would humiliate people challenging the sexual norms.
Life in the colonies would be hard but, some people had it easy. There was rich and poor and people in the middle. There were also many things to do and be. Some aspects in life are down below and there are many more like African Americans, leisure, and cities. So there are many aspects of life in the colonies and some people had it easy and some didn’t.
I cannot express the joy I felt when I saw land. It is a very cold place, but my thick, proud viking blood will carry me through any hardship I may face. After days of sailing in the icy waters of the torrent sea I was quite ready to get rid of my sea legs. I am a very experienced, and my crew has even gone as far as to say we wouldn 't have survived the journey without my guidance.
In the 1600s many emigrants from England came to settle in North America. Most of the English at the time were Christian, and one of the several reasons to explore was to spread the word of God. Most of the documents mention how the new colonists must serve their God and keep themselves holy and to not indulge in temptations that would stray them from their original goals. However, by the 1700s the distinct group that settled in the New England region was split into two groups. The split of the two groups came from gold diggers, the temptation of gold overweight their original goal, thus causing the group to split into two groups, the Christians and the Gold Diggers.
Religion among the colonies was now becoming less denominational. Attendance at the Church’s were already low; but with the new aspire of personal Religion, the numbers than dropped dramatically. Another name for an Orthodox Clergymen back then, were “old lights.” These “old lights”, disapproved and despised of personal spirituality and refused to take part of it. Many members of Presbyterian denominations packed their bags and went in search of smaller places.
During the Medieval Period, the punishment one received depended on the severity of the crime. Also, more crimes were committed during this time because it was hard to find jobs at the time, the poor had hardly any choice but to steal to survive [S5]. However, people today usually get a fine for most crimes, such as speeding or stealing. Serious crimes, like murder or rape, people get sent to jail for a certain amount of time depending on the severity of the crime. The way we punish today is very different to the way people were punished in medieval times.
In colonial America, written documents were one of the few primary sources of this time. All the way back to John Winthrop’s “A Model of Christian Charity’’ in the 1630’s. Winthrop’s sermon shows how the only way their colony will succeed is through God. Jonathan Edwards sermon “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” shows people how powerful God is and what he capable of doing. George Washington shows that honesty, respect, and self-discipline are all values that colonial people live off of to survive in their new environment.