People chose some of the officials, designed to prevent any one individual to have too much power.
THE ROMAN REPUBLIC
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THE ROMAN EMPIRE
Women were treated with the social status of their fathers or husbands.
Instead of the elected officials there are a Emperor. There were two consuls at a time and only served one year.
The republic became a empire because Julius Caesar declared himself dictator.
For the rich life was good, they lived luxurious lifestyles.
LIFE IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE
For the poor were miserable they lived in small houses and there were more poor people then wealthy.
ORIGINS OF CHRISTIANITY
Christianity began when Jesus died as a jewish sect and his teaching quickylt spread around Rome. The emperor Constantine then issued the Edict of Milan , letting christians worshipp peacfully.
FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE
Rome began to fall once they started losing battles. They spent to much money on the military while having a unstable government. The arrival of the Barbarian tribes also effected the fall of the roman empire.
ROME AND THE ROOTS OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION
The Romans were proud of their ablity to rule, and they acknowledged Greek leadership i hte fields of art, architecture, literature, adn philosophy. Western civilization is spread to Europe and America. It doesnt belong to any particular place.