Roman Justice

Roman vs U.S. Ideas of Citizenship,Law&Justice

Rights of citizens

-Able to vote

-Hold official offices - civil and government

-Own property and write contracts

-Go to court

Not everyone had equal rights

•male had limit rights

-no voting or government offices


•slaves were property with almost no

rights - small chances for freedom


•Freedman were former slaves with limited

rights

Imigrant citizens

The children of freedman and woman

- would be born as full Roman citizens

Follow the laws

•Foccused on:

Marriage

-could not get divorced

•Inheritance

- what you are given when

a family member dies

Contracts between people


•Laws were written in the U.S.

so you didn't need to go ask

people what the laws were

Roman Justice

- Connected to life, liberty, and pursuit of

happiness

• We see that in the declaration of independence


Judges made court decisions from trials

and evidence

Punishments

Roman punishments:


•Fit the crime commited

-Fines - pay money

-Beatings

-Banishments - 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



U.S.:


•Here in the U.S. if you commit a crime

you are sent to jail or put in to sleep for

ever.