History Of Law Assignment
Written By Natasha Dixon, Mr. Kostiuk, CLU3MO
Summary Of The Hammurabi Code
- The Hammurabi code established a minimum wage system for workers
- It is one of the earliest examples of presumption of innocence
Summary of The British North American Act/ Constitution Act
- The BNA act was signed by Queen Victoria on Match 29th 1867 and was implemented on July 1st 1867.
- IN 1982, The BNA act was renamed the Constitution act
- The BNA act was drafted at the Quebec Conference on Canadian Confederation in 1864
- The BNA act samples the distributions of power in parliament.
Summary of The Napoleonic Code
Why was there a need for Codified laws?
France wasn't under one unit before the revolution. The reasons why were because of language barriers, and economic differences. Those differences resulted in geographical differences such as Roman Law being used in southern France and German customary law being used in northern France.
After the code was implemented
Many people in authority had worked to prevent the codification. In March 1804, the Napoleonic code was approved. The Napoleonic code was composed of several different branches of law. The three main components were commercial, civil and criminal law. Civil law was placed under two categories which were property and family. One of the main features of the Napoleonic code was that it allowed the influence of men in households to be much stronger than the women. Male citizens were granted equal rights for the law under religious dissent.
Napoleon's control was influential in several European countries and even in South America
King John Era 1199-1216
- 1209, Cambridge university was created
- 1215, John gathers English barons "judges" to create the Magna Carta
- (The Magna Carta was the first written constitution)
- 1215, the Pope Innocent (3), declared that King John wasn't obeying the rules of The Magna Carta
- 1216, The Barons began to get into disputes against King John
- 1216, John dies of a fever in Newark and was buried at the Worcester Cathedral
-Men were superior to women , " Napoleonic Code"
-Women should have as much rights as children, "Napoleonic Code"
-Main goal was to preserve , peace, order and good government. "BNA act"
-Men are more important than men, "King John"
-Catholic/christian, "Napoleonic Code"
-Catholic ( From Britain), "BNA act"
-Catholic, "King John"
-Jewish, "Code Of Hammurabi"
-equal treatment ex.) "eye for an eye, arm for an arm", "Napoleonic Code"
- disputes may be handled by A Lord, Judge or jousting, "King John"
- Power should be distributed evenly ex.) federal and provincial powers
-Roman law/German customary Law, "Napoleonic Code"
-Commercial, criminal and civil law, "Napoleonic Code"
-Federal & Provincial, "The BNA act"
one common aspect when looking at all of the time era's for legislation, is that the powers/rulings are decided into sections. These sections are often categorized under criminal law, and family law.)