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Capital punishment is an issue which is still largely talked about even after it has been banned in Canada The death penalty is a cruel form of punishment and should be abolished in the United States of America as it has been in Canada Lamourie 10 There are many ways in which to explain how the death penalty came to be and what methods are used in order to attempt this bloodthirsty way to kill a person To this are two sides to the story The pros and the cons By understanding how the death penalty came to be through its history The earliest historical history records that capital punishment has been recorded is in the Code of Hammurabi in 1750 BC In this time of 1750 BC about three hundred different crimes were recorded ranging from murder to rape Bedau 3 The death penalty was abolished in Canada in the year of 1976 The last person to be put on death row in Canada was in 1962 Capital punishment is still performed all over the United States of America Such places are Texas Florida Utah Ohio New York Kansas Virginia and Arizona The cold-blooded way to perform these deaths is done by many specific methods As we go forth into the future the list of methods to kill people will become larger but there are seven main ways of killing the convicted Hanging is one If conducted properly the neck will break To this method death comes quickly The electric chair is when a convict is strapped into a chair and an electric current is passed through its body The exact time of death is unknown but four to ten minutes is reasonable Firing squad is the most disgusting of them all It is when several marksmen shoot the convict right in the heart Death comes as quickly as the bullet hits the defenseless heart The gas chamber is when cyanide is
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