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Teaching The Roman Republic

The Roman Republic

The Romans demanded a type of government that gave the common people a say in how things were run. For the first 200 years of Roman rule, leaders rose to power either because they were born as kings or because they conquered a state. But the Romans began a system where rulers were elected by the people to rule on their behalf. This was a very new idea. What they ended up with became a whole new form of government called a republic.



What policies in Rome helped it grow from a tiny village to a grand empire?
RH.2 - Main Ideas, WH.03 - Major Religions & Giant Empires (1000 BCE-300 CE)


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