The senate of the Roman Republic, assembled of Patricians, meets to discuss matters such as law making and military matters.
During the beginning of the Roman Empire, Plebeians decided to take their stand and join the Patricians in government affairs as representatives of their class.
As the Roman Empire prospered, Patricians and Plebeians learned to live together in harmony.
As the Empire continued to grow, new religious ideas sprouted. The supposed "messiah" of Christianity, Jesus, began preaching his ideas to the people of the empire.
As new ideas sprouted, people's beliefs began to differ. Arguments about which belief was correct were common. Eventually, this led to the downfall of the Roman Empire.
The Roman Empire was a major influence on Western and Modern society. The primary religion in the United States is Christianity, which was an idea that sprouted from the Ancient Roman Empire. In addition to the religious factor of Ancient Rome's influence, similar governmental structure is used in the United states.