Document 1: When the Roman Empire lost their hopes and dreams in their economic plight, the Romans did not see important things as important as they seen it before. They also were excluded from playing an active role in their government.
Alright guys were are voting now!
Who even cares!
Document 2: When the Roman Empire grew to big, the empire couldn't provide for itself to get everyone what they need.
We don't have enough food for everybody!
Document 3: When the Roman Emperors kept getting killed, the Roman Empire slowly declined.
Document 4: When the Roman government put less gold in the penny, it lowered the value. The Roman treasury did this to keep the number of coins in circulation the same.
Why did they lower the price?
Because we are running out of gold.
Document 5 & 6: When the Roman army had young men in the military declining, they would use foreigners from newly defeated empires to serve. The foreigners did not like to be called Roman because the Roman Empire defeated them. When the Romans had to fight of seven other empires, they could not hold long enough to defend all of the attacks, and then got defeated.
Who's guarding that side?
Document 7: Many people followed christianity. Jesus told his followers that they would be pacifists. When people became pacifists, there were wars when the Romans would die easily.