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The case of Gregg v. Georgia established that the Death Penalty was not unconstitutional (Albers 468). The death penalty was born with the hanging of George Kendall in Jamestown County, Virgina in 1608; its legality was not even brought into question until about two- hundred and fifty years later. In the beginning there were quite a few different methods of carrying out the death penalty...
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The case of Gregg v. Georgia established that the Death Penalty was not unconstitutional (Albers 468). The death penalty was born with the hanging of George Kendall in Jamestown County, Virgina in 1608; its legality was not even brought into question until about two- hundred and fifty years later. In the beginning there were quite a few different methods of carrying out the death penalty...
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