Roman vs. U.S. Ideas

Citizenship, Law, and Justice

Citizenship belonged to all free abiding people

Citizens were able to vote

Hold official offices - civil and government

Citizens were able to Own property and write contracts

Citizens were able to go to court

Peoples Rights

No one was treated equaly because everyone had certain rights like men enjoyed all the rights. Women were not able to vote or be in a government office. Slaves had no rights and had a very small chance of having freedom. There was also freedman, freedman were former slaves with limited rights