Roman Citizenship, Law & Justice

Citizen Rights

Citizen Rights included:

•ability to vote

•hold official offices (civil and government)

•own property

•write contracts

•go to court


Males had all the rights

Women had more of a limited amount of rights compared to men

Freemen (ex-slaves) had very few, almost no rights

Slaves had zero rights

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Laws

Roman laws focused on:

•marriage

•inheritance (what family gets when someone dies)

•contracts between people


Laws were written

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Punishments

Their punishments fit their crimes.


They would be:

•fined (made them pay money)

•beatings

•banishments

•slavery

•execution of guilty treason


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


Slaves were beaten, given harder work, or often crucified

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Roman vs U.S Ideas of C, L & J

Similarities:

•they can vote for their leader

•both have a group that makes laws

•have court



Differences:

•in Rome women aren't treated the same compared to men and in the U.S they treat men and women in the same ways

•women can work in government in the U.S while in Rome they can not

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