In the United States, do you support the death penalty?
The death penalty is a legal form of punishment in the US It is used to punish people convicted of serious crimes like murder, rape, and treason It is meted out by the state or federal government
Death Penalty in the United States
Capital Punishment: the legal punishment of death for violating criminal law Crime: an act that is considered to be wrong and illegal by society Treason: the crime of betraying one's country
The first recorded execution in the US was in 1608 in Jamestown, Virginia Since 1976, over 1,500 people have been executed in the US The youngest person ever executed was 14 years old in 1944
Work together in pairs: What is your opinion on the death penalty in the United States?
Work together in pairs: What are your thoughts on the death penalty in the United States? Explain your opinion using evidence or examples.
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