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Roman Culture And The Constitution

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How was Roman Culture a major influence for the Founding Father’s when writing the US Constitution? Joshimar Otero Georgia Military College How was Roman Culture a major influence for the Founding Father’s when writing the US Constitution? Rome just like Greece left a lasting legacy of fundamental ideas and culture which greatly influenced the United States form of government and the Constitution. The Articles of Confederation quickly showed the Founding Fathers that a strong central government was required in order to equally solve the staggering problems left by the American Revolution. Amongst the concerns of having a strong central government was the abuse of power from political figures, proper representations, and guarding the freedoms of the people. These fundamental ideas when writing the Constitution share …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains how roman culture was a major influence for the founding fathers when writing the us constitution.
  • Explains how the articles of confederation gave the states complete power to govern themselves and maintained a weak central government.
  • Explains how rome, like greece, left a lasting legacy of fundamental ideas and culture which greatly influenced the united states form of government and the constitution.
  • Explains that roman culture is embedded in the creation of the united states republican form of government.

After the Revolutionary war the Articles of Confederation were adopted which gave the states complete power to govern themselves and maintained a weak central government. This proved to be problematic, since the colonies faced massive amounts of debt, lacked a foreign policy representative to enact treaties, (the President) and argued about who would fund policing forces for ensuing rebellions across the nation. It seemed like chaos but all these problems paved the way for the creation of a republican form of government which greatly resemble Roman ideals. Schweikart, Allen explained, from seeing the mounting problems the Articles failed to solve political Whigs adopted the idea of “civil libertarianism” which restrains political power and set forth the principles of “localism, egalitarianism, and libertarianism” (Kindle loc. 2533) These fundamental ideas paved the way for developing the three branches of

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