The 5 Influences of Our Laws

An Informational Walk Through. -Domii Valente

You may be wondering what influences our laws... Let me make it simple!!

We are considered the 'Nation of Laws'. Why? Because we were founded on them! The first influence was the ancient Code of Hammurabi, followed by; the Ten Commandments, the Justinian Code, the Napoleonic Code, and finally English Common Law.

Napoleonic Code & English Common Law.

Napoleonic Code:

An adaptation of the Roman Law. Some laws were strict, and others... Not so much.! A fun fact is that they practiced religious freedom!!


English Common Law:

This is influenced from england… We get a precedent, a statue which is a written law. Final example: "Innocent until proven guilty."