Rome vs U.S Ideas

Rome VS U.S. ideas of Citizenship, Law, and Justice

Citizenship

Rights of citizen

Able to vote.

Hold offices-civil and government.

Own property and write contracts.

Go to court.

Not all equal

Male citizens enjoyed all of the rights


Women had limited rights

No voting or government offices


Slaves were property with almost no rights- small chances of freedom.


Freedmen were former slaves with limited rights.

Laws

The laws that they were focused on

Marriage

Inheritance- what family gets when a member dies.

Contracts between people.

Law were written down in the 12 tables

Roman justice

Natural laws giving every citizen rights


Connected to life, liberty, pursuit of happiness


Judges made court decision from trials and evidence.

Punishments

Fit the crime committed


Fines-pay money

Beatings

Banishment have to leave Rome

Slavery

Execution if guilty of treason

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

Slaves were beaten harder work or often crucified.