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Should we have laws? Why, or why not?

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1. Open question
330 seconds
Should we have laws? Why, or why not?
2. Open question
210 seconds
What is the weirdest law you know?
3. Slide
60 seconds
In Arizona, hunting camels is prohibited. In Wisconsin, it's illegal to serve apple pie without cheese. In California, you can't eat an orange in your bathtub. In Connecticut, it's illegal to walk across a street on your hands. In Florida, it's illegal to sing in a public place while wearing a bathing suit. In Illinois, it's illegal to give a pet as a gift. In Ohio, it's illegal to fish for whales. In California, it's illegal to own a nuclear weapon. In Virginia, it's illegal to tickle a woman under the chin.
Weird Laws in the USA
4. Open question
210 seconds
Should the punishment match the crime?
5. Slide
60 seconds
Hammurabi's Code: The oldest known legal code, written in the 18th century BC by Babylonian King Hammurabi. It is a set of laws that is considered to have set the foundation for future legal codes. Eye for an Eye: A concept found in Hammurabi's Code that states that punishment should be meted out in proportion to the crime that is committed. Social Hierarchy: Hammurabi's Code includes laws that are meant to protect and preserve the social hierarchy of Babylon during that time period.
6. Slide
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Hammurabi's Code was the first set of written laws in the world, created by King Hammurabi of Babylon in 1790 BC. The code outlines a variety of punishments for different crimes, from theft to adultery. The Code of Hammurabi is important today because it shows us how laws were created in the ancient world.
Hammurabi's Code: An Ancient Legal System
7. Slide
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Hammurabi's Code included regulations regarding trade, agricultural production, and even family life. The Code of Hammurabi also includes the oldest known example of a consumer protection law, which was designed to protect individuals from unscrupulous merchants. Hammurabi's Code was written in Akkadian, an ancient Semitic language, and is one of the earliest known legal codes in history.
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8. Open question
210 seconds
If criminals gather in the your business, and you do not arrest them and bring them to the police station, what should the punishment be?
9. Slide
60 seconds
109. If bad characters gather in the house of a wine seller and she does not arrest them and bring them to the palace, that wine seller shall be put to death.
10. Open question
210 seconds
What should be the punishment if someone is caught stealing?
11. Slide
60 seconds
If a man practices robbery and is captured, that man shall be put to death.
12. Drawings
450 seconds
Draw a happy dinosaur balancing spaghetti on its nose
13. Open question
210 seconds
What should the punishment be if someone pokes out your eye?
14. Slide
60 seconds
If a man destroys the eye of another man, they shall destroy his eye.
15. Open question
210 seconds
What should the punishment be if you poke out the eye of a poor person?
16. Slide
60 seconds
If he destroys the eye of a plebeian or breaks the bone of a plebeian, he shall pay one mina of silver.
17. Open question
120 seconds
Why are our laws not like Hammurabi's?
18. Open question
510 seconds
With a partner, come up with three laws of your own you think everyone at VUHS should follow.
19. Poll
60 seconds
How did Hammurabi's Code help shape civilization?
  • It provided the first written legal code for a society.
  • It established a sense of fairness and justice.
  • It established the concept of written laws.
  • It created a sense of order and structure.
20. Open question
300 seconds
What are some of the key points of Hammurabi's Code?
21. Open question
300 seconds
How might Hammurabi's Code have been interpreted differently by different cultures?

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