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Crime and Punishment in Colonial America
Transcript of Crime and Punishment in Colonial America
In Colonial times, thieves were branded with a "T" so they would be known as thieves.
Whipping was used as a punishment to publicly humiliate someone for their crimes.
Colonial punishment was much more brutal and unforgiving. Today we are much more lenient. The punishments though did create the basis for ours.
Hanging was used, not only to execute someone but as a fear tactic. When Nathan Hale, a famous american spy, was hanged he said, "I only regret that i have but one life to lose for my country!"