Roman Culture VS U.S. Culture

Citizenship, Law, and Justice


Both Rome and the U.S. have the same rights, however only free men have those rights in Rome. The women who lived in Rome during that time have the same rights as their husband.

Unlike the Romans, both men and women have equal rights in the United States. We also have slavery illegal here.


The laws were focused on marriage, inheritance, and contracts.

Like the U.S., the laws were written down.


Laws in Rome were connected to life, liberty, and happiness.

We see this in the Declaration of Independence where it states, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."


Punishments for crimes were based on how serious the crime is. In rome if you commit patricide, you will be punished by being drowned in a river. In the United States, we have an lethal injection.

The United States also gives out fines like the Romans.