Roman vs U.S Ideas

By Shermaine Bayas

Rights of Citizens

Citizenship belonged to all free,law,-abiding people

-Able to vote

-Hold officials-civil and government

-Own property and write contracts

-Go to court

Not all equal

Male-citizens enjoyed all of the rights

Women- had limited right

---No voting or government offices

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

Freedmen-were former slaves with limited rights.

Think/pair/share

The children of freedom and woman would be born as full Roman citizens

What connections can you draw between the freedom children and the United States?

-If a children was born in Roman and the parents are or not citizens the kid is a full citizen.

-In United States if the child is born here they are a citizen,if parents are not born here they are not citizens.

Follow the laws

Focused on:

-Marriage

-Inheritance- what family gets when a member dies

-Contrasts between people

-Laws were written in the 12 tables

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Roman justice

Natural laws giving every citizen right

-connected to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness

-Nobody can take your happiness away if they do they can go to jail

-If someone is bothering you and ruining your happiness then you can report them

Where do we see this in United States?

- Judges made court decisions from trails and evidence

-We get the idea of going to court from Rome

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Punishment

Has to fit the crime

-fines-pay money

-beating

-banishment-have to leave Rome

-slavery

-execution if guilty of treasons

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

Slaves were beaten, harder work, or often crucified