An issue that has continually created tension in our society is capital punishment. Capital punishment is the legal infliction of the death penalty. It is carried out in the United States in the following harsh ways: electrocution, hanging, firing squad, lethal injection, and the gas chamber.
The death penalty has imposed throughout history for many crimes, ranging from blasphemy and treason to petty theft and murder. Ancient Roman and Mosaic Law endorsed the notion of retaliation; they believed in the rule of "an eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth." Similarly, the ancient Egyptians, Assyrians, and Greeks all executed citizens for a variety of crimes. The most known people to be executed were Jesus and Socrates. Common historical methods of execution
included: stoning, crucifixion, burning, beheading, shooting, and hanging. These methods are considered cruel and unusual punishment today.
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