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Hammurabi's Code

Hammurabi's Code

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Author: Kristen Parker
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6.2 Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social
structures of the early civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Kush. 

6.2.4. Know the significance of Hammurabi’s Code.

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Hammurabi's Code

 Hammurabi's Code is a list of 282 laws engraved onto a large pillar. The laws are written in "if-then" format as King Hammurabi wanted the crime to fit the punishment. 

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Think Critically: How did Hammurabi's Code influence civilization to the point that we can still see the impact today? 

Assignment: Please complete a 5 paragraph essay to explain how Hammurabi's Code can still be seen as an influence in our civilization today.