The Northern forces declared any civilian caught interfering with the North’s efforts in the area, would be hanged. Farquhar had been turned in and order to execution by hanging. Hangings and lynchings have been in the American history from Salem Witch Trials to the KKK killings to the Civil War and have shaped and changed the outlook of the world today. As early as the fifth century, hangings were introduced to Britain by the Germanic Anglo-Saxon tribes. Then transferred over to the United States before it was even the United States.
In Mill’s speech, he uses phrases such as “debarred from all pleasant sights” and “cut from all earthly hope” to dehumanize the thought of allowing a killer to in live in prison miserably for the rest of his life, flattering the idea that the death penalty is far more morally correct. Capote describes sentencing Smith and Hickock to death as “a relic of human barbarism” (Capote 303). Using “relic” and “barbarism” ridicules the idea of allowing the government to kill someone just as easily as the murderers killed their victims. Capote believes that by doing so, the government is almost as monstrous as the killer and that it sets a terrible example to society. Later on, an officer tries to justify why they should receive the death penalty because he “never killed four people in cold blood” (Capote 306).
Judges from Great Britain, France, The Soviet Union, and the United States were in charge of the trials. The people directly involved in killing received the harshest sentences. “ Twelve prominent Nazis were sentenced to death. Most of the defendants admitted to the crimes of which they were accused, although most claimed that they were simply following the orders of a higher authority” (The Nuremberg Trials 1). Following The Nuremberg Trials,Twelve Nazis received death sentences, eight were given life prison, and seventy-seven received prison sentences of different lengths.
Executions in Medieval Ages consisted of varying types of appalling methods of putting down a criminal, ended the lives of many legends, and had a peculiar system of determining whether one was guilty or not. The renowned guillotine and public hangings weren’t the only techniques used for capital punishment, there were tons of creative, yet horrifying ideas for execution. Some executions, such as the beheading, were reserved for nobles, kings, and knights since they were a honorable and quick death. There were even executions specialized for purging witches by burning them on a stake. Public executions like impalement and crucifixion were used to scare the public, portraying the consequences of breaking the law.
“Today, the word Auschwitz has become synonymous with terror, genocide, and The Holocaust.” (Auschwitz- Birkenau: History and Review). Auschwitz was the biggest and most disastrous camp in the Holocaust. The jews, and many other racial groups were sent to these concentration camps just for simply not being good enough for Hitler. Auschwitz had three death camps, and at each of them it was just as brutal as it sounds. Death had taken over these camps, and if these prisoners were not killed they just had the life taken out of them.
Since Hitler wanted everyone to be like the “pure” or Aryan race he created the Nuremberg laws which are the strict laws that eventually led to the Holocaust. By Hitler creating these laws it deprived the Jews as being German citizens. In the World War II Timeline it states “the Nuremberg laws are passed in Germany, stripping Jews of their rights as German citizens.” They were no longer permitted to work in certain professions and were forbidden to marry anyone of the “pure” or Aryan race . In “The Holocaust” “Nazi ideology” it states “...banned Jews from many professions, and prevented Jews from marrying those they considered Aryan or “pure” Germans.” This law had a tremendous part leading to the Holocaust because it restricted the Jews from having rights and it led to Hitler telling them what they could and could not
Judge Danforth was the person who decided what happened to the ¨guilty¨ people, which led to 24 killed, 19 hanged, 1 pressed, and 4 who died in prison. "Near to four hundred are in the jails from Marblehead to Lynn, and upon my signature...and seventy-two condemned to hang by that signature" ( Page 183). Danforth talks about how with his signature he killed many people and put many people in prison. He shows how he is responsible for many deaths in not just Salem but, other places too. Judge Danforth used his powers as a Judge to his advantage, he was the most corrupt in this story.
Capital punishment has been in this nation long before it even became the United States. On 1608, in the British American colonies now known as the United States, the first ever recorded execution happen. Ron Fridell stated that Captain George Kendall was executed for the capital crime of treason in Jamestown colony of Virginia; Kendall would spy on the colonist for Spain. Today people are given the death penalty, a punishment given for the result of a murder. Before, early colonist was hanged for trading with Native-Americans or simply stealing chickens, people were executed for minor crimes as it would disturb the peace of another colonist (Fridell, 2004 page 12).
On top of that the crimes that whites commit are not similar in any way to those of African Americans. In To Kill A Mockingbird the death penalty is sentenced to Tom Robinson. He is accused of raping the plantations daughter. There is clear evidence that he did not do it, the case is held in a courthouse where the jury and judge are racist. With that being said only Atticus is Tom 's only chance of winning.
Specifically, there are two main parts to Tartarus; the Fields of Punishment and the prisons of Tartarus. The Fields are where those who were wholly wicked in their lives are sent, who took pleasure in murder, stealing, and so on. Most souls sent here merit a special punishment from the gods, such as Tantalus, who stands in a pool that receeds every time he tries to take a drink, and a tree that has fruit just out of his grasp. The prison is not for mortal souls, but instead is where Zeus trapped his father, Cronus, and the other titans after he and the other Olympians revolted against them