Tarquin the Proud often ruled with a harsh hand. As a result, the Romans rose up and drove Tarquin from power. Then they refused to live under the rule of a king ever since.
Rome becomes an Empire
The Romans created a government in which average citizens had a voice. The Romans also created laws that protected basic liberties
Rise of Christianity
As the Roman Republic grew larger and more populated, Rome fell into a civil war. Then a powerful Roman general named Julius Caesar brought order to Rome and named himself sole ruler. This brought an end to the Roman Republic.
The Teachings of Jesus
Under Augustus, Rome became an empire. During his rule, a long period of peace and prosperity began.
Rome was indeed a strong and influential empire. But it couldn’t control everything. One thing that Roman leaders could not contain was the spread of a new religion known as Christianity.
Jesus began his teachings as a young adult. He achieved a great following. This troubled many Roman leaders. They viewed him as a threat to their own power. Eventually, authorities arrested Jesus and put him to death. But people who fallowed him stil spread out his teachings