British Parliament Pressures Massachusetts Colony to Life Corporal Punishment Act

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Due to pressure from the British Parliament, the Massachusetts Colony lifts the Corporal Punishment Act of 1656, which it had created in order to impose harsh penalties on Quakers and other religious dissenters.

The Corporal Punishment Act authorized the punishment of misdemeanors by whipping, in public or in private.

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