Roman Citizenship, Law, and Justice

Justin Santos, Adriel Frazier

Citizenship

Citizenship belonged to all free, law-abiding people. Citizens are able to vote, hold officials offices such as civil and government. They are also able to own property, write contracts, and go to court.

Male citizens enjoyed all the rights, women had limited rights such as, no voting or government offices. Slaves were property with almost no rights wich means small chances of freedom. Freedmen were former slaves with limited rights.

Laws

The laws mostly focused on marriage, inheritance which is what a family gets when a member dies, and contracts between people. That is also when laws were written.

Roman justice

Natuaral laws giving every citizen rights connected to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. Such as the Declaration of Independence. Like in the US, judges made court decisions from trials and evidence.

Punishment

Punishments depends on the crime that they have commited. Some examples are fines, beatings, banishmest, slavery, and execution if your guilty of treason. Patricide is the punishment if you killed your father, how the punishment works is that being drowne in a river. Slaves that tries to escape will be beaten, harder work, or often crucified.