Code of Hammurabi
the first written code, developed in Babylonia about 2000 BC.
a code of moral laws
The body of Roman law collected by order of the Byzantine emperor, Justinian around A.D. 534.
Written by first law giver of ancient Greece. Laws were harsh and included death penalty for minor offenses
English Common Law
based the law on precedent rather than a code like the Code of Justinian.
This document, signed by King John of Endland in 1215, is the cornerstone of English justice and law. It declared that the king and government were bound by the same laws as other citizens of England. It contained the antecedents of the ideas of due process and the right to a fair and speedy trial that are included in the protection offered by the U.S. Bill of Rights
English Bill of Rights
To make clear the powers of England's monarchy in 1689, the English Parliament drafted a list of things that they could not do like no taxing without permission from Parliament.