Code of Hammurabi- 9.5

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Kathie Mai World Civilization-Section 111J Wednesday Recitation September 5 th , 2007 The Code of Hammurabi was believed as a law delivered by god to their people. It is important because it impacted the Mesopotamian life. In order to live their life, they would follow the set of rules. If they break the rules, consequences are made for different types of mistakes. The Code of Hammurabi was created to make a difference in their society. Without the Code of Hammurabi, a lot of chaos would happen in the society of the Ancient Mesopotamians. One of the most important features of the code is something know as the “an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.” This was known as a statement for equality. If such crime was done in the society, the people would know punishment would follow their crime. Whenever the criminal and the victim had done, the punishment would reflect what they did. This was a legal procedure. The Code of Hammurabi in this case was like breaking the rules when driving drunk
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Unformatted text preview: in our days. There are things that shouldn’t be done but people still do them. Therefore, during the Ancient Mesopotamian’s they created this law so they would stay out of crime. Another important feature of the set of laws was, “If the tenants don’t secure a crop of grain or sesame in his field, he shall not cancel his contract.” Farming was a great impact of the Mesopotamians because what they grow is what they use to pay the rent. Tenants rented land on a yearly basis. It is expected that they pay a portion of their crops as rent. Even if the land was cultivated correctly, it would be turned into wasteland and rent wouldn’t be paid. This is an important factor because; this allows the people who cultivate the land know if they don’t do this, they will lose their homes. It balances out for rent....
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