Rome vs U.S Ideas
Rome VS U.S. ideas of Citizenship, Law, and Justice
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.
The laws that they were focused on
Inheritance- what family gets when a member dies.
Contracts between people.
Law were written down in the 12 tables
Natural laws giving every citizen rights
Connected to life, liberty, pursuit of happiness
Judges made court decision from trials and evidence.
Fit the crime committed
Banishment have to leave Rome
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.