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1 Warm-Up! Discuss with a partner: What makes a law a good law? Discuss with a partner: What makes a law a good law?

2 Characteristics of a Good Law The major purpose of laws is to keep the peace and prevent violent acts. The major purpose of laws is to keep the peace and prevent violent acts. Good laws are fair (treat all people equally). Good laws are fair (treat all people equally). Good laws are reasonable. Good laws are reasonable. Good laws are understandable. Good laws are understandable. Good laws are enforceable (able to catch & punish people who break them). Good laws are enforceable (able to catch & punish people who break them).

3 Class Work Read Ch 15, Section 1; p : Read Ch 15, Section 1; p : Create a timeline of the history of law. Include dates & descriptions of the Code of Hammurabi, the 10 Commandments, Roman law, Code of Justinian, and English Common Law. Create a timeline of the history of law. Include dates & descriptions of the Code of Hammurabi, the 10 Commandments, Roman law, Code of Justinian, and English Common Law. Write Objective 6.01 at the top of your timeline. Write Objective 6.01 at the top of your timeline. Read Ch 15, Section 2; p : Read Ch 15, Section 2; p : Create your own glossary of this section. Define the highlighted words and include descriptions of the 4 different types of law (criminal, civil, public law (constitutional law), international law); Create your own glossary of this section. Define the highlighted words and include descriptions of the 4 different types of law (criminal, civil, public law (constitutional law), international law); Write Objective 6.02 at the top of your glossary. Write Objective 6.02 at the top of your glossary.

4 Class Work Read Ch 15, Section 1; p : Read Ch 15, Section 1; p : Create a timeline of the history of law. Include dates & descriptions of the Code of Hammurabi, the 10 Commandments, Roman law, Code of Justinian, and English Common Law. Create a timeline of the history of law. Include dates & descriptions of the Code of Hammurabi, the 10 Commandments, Roman law, Code of Justinian, and English Common Law. Write Objective 6.01 at the top of your timeline. Write Objective 6.01 at the top of your timeline. Read Ch 15, Section 2; p : Read Ch 15, Section 2; p : Create your own glossary of this section. Define the highlighted words and include descriptions of the 4 different types of law (criminal, civil, public law (constitutional law), international law); Create your own glossary of this section. Define the highlighted words and include descriptions of the 4 different types of law (criminal, civil, public law (constitutional law), international law); Write Objective 6.02 at the top of your glossary. Write Objective 6.02 at the top of your glossary.

5 History of Law 1760 BC Code of Hammurabi: first written laws (made things fair) with very harsh penalties 1760 BC Code of Hammurabi: first written laws (made things fair) with very harsh penalties 1446 BC Ten Commandments: early Jewish laws based on moral rules (how people should behave to one another) 1446 BC Ten Commandments: early Jewish laws based on moral rules (how people should behave to one another) 450 BC Roman Law: mass of laws that became the basis for most modern laws 450 BC Roman Law: mass of laws that became the basis for most modern laws

6 History of Law 533 AD Justinian Code: streamlined complicated Roman laws into a shorter list of rules 533 AD Justinian Code: streamlined complicated Roman laws into a shorter list of rules 1066 English Common Law: law based on court decisions (precedent) rather than written laws; basis of US law 1066 English Common Law: law based on court decisions (precedent) rather than written laws; basis of US law ADD THIS TO YOUR TIMELINE: 1787 US Constitution: first written Constitution; set framework of US government 1787 US Constitution: first written Constitution; set framework of US government

7 Types of Law Criminal Law: laws that prevent people from harming others or property Criminal Law: laws that prevent people from harming others or property ADD EXAMPLES: stealing, murder, rape ADD EXAMPLES: stealing, murder, rape Civil Law: laws that settle disputes between 2 groups of people Civil Law: laws that settle disputes between 2 groups of people ADD EX: lawsuits, adoption, divorce ADD EX: lawsuits, adoption, divorce Constitutional Law: law dealing with rights guaranteed by the Constitution; highest of the land Constitutional Law: law dealing with rights guaranteed by the Constitution; highest of the land

8 Types of Law International Law: treaties, customs, and agreements with other nations International Law: treaties, customs, and agreements with other nations ADD THIS TO YOUR GLOSSARY: Administrative Law: rules & regulations of businesses; comes from executive branch Administrative Law: rules & regulations of businesses; comes from executive branch EX: Presidential executive orders; workplace safety EX: Presidential executive orders; workplace safety Statutory Law: written legal codes passed by legislatures (most common) Statutory Law: written legal codes passed by legislatures (most common) EX: speed limits, Social Security EX: speed limits, Social Security


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