Roman vs. U.S Ideas

of Citizenship Law and Justice


•Citizenship belonged to all free, abiding people

• Rights of the citizen are able to vote, go to court, and have the pir own property and write contracts.

•Male citizen have enjoyed all the rights

•Womens have limited rights

•Slaves were property with almost no rights (small chance of freedom)

•Freedmen were former slaves with limmited rights

The children of freedom and women would be born as full Roman citizens

What connections can you draw between the freedom children and the United States

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Follow the Laws or punishment

•Focused on:


-Inheritance- what family gets when a member dies

-Contracts between people

Fit the crime committed

-Fines- pay money


-Banishment- have to leave Rome


-Executive if guilty of treason

Patricide- killing your father, was punished by being drowned in a river

Slaves were beaten, harder work, or often crucified