Death Penalty

Timeline created by bubbao13
  • George W Bush

    George W Bush
    George W. Bush who was governor of texas from 1995 to 2000 while in office suficed to 152 executions. This is the most by any state. I want to highlight Geroge W. Bush and the state of Texas specifically in this timeline because of the amount of people that have been executed in texas compared to other states in our country. This number is outstanding and huge, the issue of capital punishment is a huge debate in Texas.
  • Federal Prisioner

    Federal Prisioner
    Tim McVeigh is put to death. He was the mastermind behind the Oaklahoma City bombings. This is significant because he is the federal prisioner to be put to death in over 38 years. He killed over 160 people (168).
  • Court Case Saves Minors.

    Court Case Saves Minors.
    Roper v. Simmons. overturned Stanford v. Kentucky (1989) that said it was legal to execute 16 or 17 year olds. in the case in 2005 the supreme court states that it was against the Eight Amendment right of cruel and unusual punishment to execute anyone who comitted a crime when under 18. This was a huge deal in the issue of the Death Penalty becasue it protected minors.
  • Protest In Texas

    Protest In Texas
    over 500 people marched in Austin, Texas. The protestors wanted the death penalty removed. Texas has always had a high execution count and in this decade they have the most in the entire US.