Roman Citizneship, Law and Justice
By: Radia Omer
Citizenship of free Roman citizens
• can run for governmnet
• they can have property
• they are allowed to make written contracts with other people
Women: have most of the rights but are not allowed to vote
Freedmen: someone who used to be a slave and have few rights
Slaves: do not have any rights
Important laws of Rome
• inheritance or what a family member leaves after they die
• written contracts between people
• the laws that are written on the 12 tables
•If you go to court, the judge will decide what will happen
• Religion is important
• you have to born from people who are in the hierarchy to be a free roman citizen
• you will be killed
• your father will be killed
• pay money
• you cannot stay in Rome anymore
• You will become a slave and do lots of hard work
Compare and contrast (now, U.S. Citizenship, justice and laws)
•You have all of the rights but, you have to be 18 to vote and 16 to drive.
•To be a U.S. Citizen, you have to be born there, but if you are from somewhere else, you need a passport to come here and be a U.S.. Citizen.
• All americans have life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
• you have to pay on time for everything you buy or is loaned.
•To be a citizen, you have to be born there or to parents who moved or were born there
• The punishment fits the crime
• They both had taxes and have to pay for what ever they buy unless its free.
• Not everyone has the same rights except the men, they have all of the rights
• To be a free roman citizen, you have to be born from other people who were born in rome too.
• If you commit a big crime, you will either be executed, beaten, banned from the Roman empire or have your father be killed. But if you make a small crime, you will have to pay a fine or become a slave.
•Not everyone can have life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness(slaves),