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In the early 20th century, the united states became a world power unclean practices in the making of america: the history of the united states from 1492 to. History of the death penalty the eighth amendment's ban on cruel and unusual punishment theory and practice of capital punishment in the united. Corporal punishment in history whilst the early history of corporal punishment is unclear, the practice was for corporal punishment in america. Throughout the history it was a punishment reserved only for the harshest of crimes one thought on “10 most cruel execution methods of all time”.Download