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Hammurabi's Code Of Law

Hammurabi's code of law is supposed to be written to help the control of the empire. It is written for them to obey.
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Hammurabi Code Of Law Hammurabi's code of law is written for people to obey. He believed that it would help the control of the empire. It was written so people can obey. The code's goal was to bring justice. Punishments were not fair because it was always different for each social class such as the "rich people" and the "poor people". Code Of Laws Sargon of Akkad The Akkadian Empire Conclusion Justice! Why It Matters Why Empires Are Important Eye For An Eye The Babylonian Empire. Hammurabi's code is sometimes called "eye for an eye" code. It had 282 laws. The laws help you to make sure what was important to people in Hammurabi's empire. Amorites chose the city of Babylon for their capital. They invaded and ruled the city-states of Sumer. Later on Hammurabi become the emperor. Hammurabi used governors to control the land with him.
He sent people to help him. Such as collecting taxes, appointed judges, etc. It brings peace. They do trades, which made the goods more available. It often includes people form several cultures. The ideas are shared by everyone. The code's goal was to have justice! It gave rights to people living in land. The disciplines were different depending in their social class. Hammurabi's code had the idea of laws that are important to part of society. Laws are fair and is practiced in most of the countries today. Sargon of the Akkadian Empire built an empire. It has different people whose under one ruler and governor.
Hammurabi expanded the Babylonian Empire and got it's people together.
Hammurabi made a single code of law that ruled treatment for all. 1. If any one ensnare another, putting a ban upon him, but he can not prove it, then he that ensnared him shall be put to death.
2. If any one bring an accusation against a man, and the accused go to the river and leap into the river, if he sink in the river his accuser shall take possession of his house. But if the river prove that the accused is not guilty, and he escape unhurt, then he who had brought the accusation shall be put to death, while he who leaped into the river shall take possession of the house that had belonged to his accuser.
3. If any one bring an accusation of any crime before the elders, and does not prove what he has charged, he shall, if it be a capital offense charged, be put to death.
4. If any one buy from the son or the slave of another man, without witnesses or a contract, silver or gold, a male or female slave, an ox or a sheep, an ass or anything, or if he take it in charge, he is considered a thief and shall be put to death.

Sargon of Akkad, also known as "the great king" ruled the empire of Akkad(The Akkadian Empire). Sargon ruled this empire. This region is called the Fertile Crescent. This region had rich soils and water, which made that land good for farming.
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