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.


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:


-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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Has to fit the crime

-fines-pay money


-banishment-have to leave Rome


-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