Roman vs. U.S. Ideas

Citizenship, Law, and Justice

Roman Citizenship rights vs. U.S. Citizenship Rights

Roman Male had all rights, in the U.S. Everyone has equal rights

Roman Rights

• Women couldn't vote or have

government offices

• Slaves had almost no rights and

small chances of freedom

• Freesmen had few rights

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Think/ Pair/ Share

ROMAN

Children of freedmen and women become full roman citizens


U.S

If anyone is born in the US even if their parents aren't from the US, their kids are US citizens

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Roman Laws Focused On

  • Marriage
  • Inheratige what a family gets when a member dies
  • Contracts between people
  • Laws were written in the 12 tables
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Romes Justice

  • Connected to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness
  • We see these in the declaration of independence
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Punishments


  • Fit crime commited
  • Fines- pay money
  • Beatings
  • Banishments- have to leave rome
  • Slavery
  • Patridice- if you kill your father you will be drowned in a river
  • Slaves were were beatened, harder work, or often crucified