British Parliament Pressures Massachusetts Colony to Life Corporal Punishment Act

Timeline of History

History Topics
Religious History
Christian History
Church & State History

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.

User comments

There are no user comments for this item.

Ratings (the higher the better)
Interesting
Comment
    Please enter the security code.
 
 
Powered by JReviews

Today's Major Events

Pontifical Biblical Commission: Genesis to be Taught as History not Myth
Coit v. Green: Private Religious Schools that Exclude Blacks Will Lose Tax Exemptions
Bowers v. Hardwick: Consensual Sex Between Same Gender Adults Not Constitutionally Protected
France's King Louis IX Leads Eighth Crusade, Beginning With Tunisia
Night of the Long Knives: Purge of Hitler's Opponents and Critics