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Over many centuries, different civilizations used different documents to ensure peace, justice, and “equality“ amongst people. And these documents are part of what make the civilizations. Without them, there would be no rules in life. Hammurabi’s Law Code is an example of one of those documents. It is actually one of the first documents of its kind, and is one of the foundations for many documents in history, and even documents in today’s societies. Another example is the Bill of Rights. And because Hammurabi’s Law Code has been used as an influence, they share some similarities, and some differences.
The Code of Hammurabi is considered one of the first known attempts to establish a written code of conduct. King Hammurabi ruled Babylon at approximately 2000 B.C. During that period, Babylon was a commercial center for most of the known and civilized world. Since its fortune lay in trade and other business ventures, the Code of Hammurabi provided a basis for order and certainty essential for commerce. The Code established rules regarding theft, sexual relationships, interpersonal violence, and other issues. It was intended to replace blood feuds with a system sanctioned by the state.
The Bill of Rights are stated in the first ten amendments. This bill contains the rights of; freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, freedom of petition, right to be protected from unreasonable searches and seizures, right to bear arms, right to not give housing to soldiers during peace time, freedom of the press, freedom to equal justice, and the right to freedom and security. These rights are used daily. People of the United States need these rights in order to live. America wouldn’t be free if these rights had no effect on peo...

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...ed States Congress. Not only were Hammurabi and Madison both politicians, but they were very well acquainted with law. Hammurabi was a lawgiver; Madison went to college to study law
There are many differences between Hammurabi’s Law Code and the Bill of Rights. Hammurabi’s Law Code and The Bill of Rights were in two different time periods. Hammurabi’s Law Code tell us the punishments for an individual who commits a crime. The Bill of Rights lists the of restrictions on a governments’ power. Hammurabi’s Code is based on a social class. The Bill of Rights allows us to be free. The Bill of Rights allows freedom to its American citizens. Hammurabi’s code was really brutal to its citizens. For an example “If a man destroy the eye of another man, they shall destroy his.” In the Bill of Rights, it give American citizens to have freedom of speech, and religion, etc.
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