Hammurabi History

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Although it has been more than 3,000 years since the Babylonian empire rebelled against the Assyrians in 626 BCE, it is safe to say that culture wise not much has changed or has shifted when it comes down to creations that are believed to have been and are currently essential in modern times and present times. What is believed to be essential are either structures, items, or a system of rules that contributes to a society and enables it to achieve greatness in that societies eyes. Now that the understanding of what can be essential is understood, it can be said that the same beliefs are held in current times. In the Babylonian times, what was believed to be significant for mankind was known as “The Code of Hammurabi”, which was the first …show more content…
For us, we believe that The Constitution is important and essential to our culture because it outlines our rights as citizens. It goes as far as to protect us from each other, the government, unlawful prosecutions, and even gives us our freedom of speech. We rely on the constitution because it is the most important document in history. One of the many laws in the constitution that we hold dear to our culture if what is known as the “First Amendment”. This amendment prevents congress from denying citizens the freedom of religion, speech, press, and assembly. Because of the first amendment citizens are free to attend churches, express vocally how we feel on any matter. We also have the right to get information from anywhere, and lastly we have the right to come together for gatherings publicly or privately. Coincidently enough, as There were flaws with the Code of Hammurabi; there are quite enough flaws with our US Constitution as well. The Issues that are quite apparent is that even though our US Constitution is one of our oldest and most important documents, as times have gone by, congress has come up with ways to go around the laws of the constitution and interfere. Tom Colgan shared that “In most federations the Supreme Court 's jurisdiction is limited to seeing that state laws do not supersede or contradict federal laws. In the U.S.A. these unelected men can veto laws duly passed by the legislative and executive branches of federal

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