In this city everyone had an equal say on what they wanted to get done. Undoubtedly, democracy has been the best ancient idea for every country in the world to keep. Great Britain has an amazing history as a super power that had at one point had its own empire. They were definitely successful, yet they were did not have a democracy set up, and it actually took several years for Great Britain to do that. So when did Great Britain become democratic and why?
Two magistrates or consuls had ultimate civil and military authority. The two consuls held their office for one year (they were elected by Roman citizens) and then after their term had expired, entered the Senate for life. Each consul could veto the actio... ... middle of paper ... ...system present in Republican Rome, one cannot say that its contributions to our modern ideas of democracy were insignificant. Quite to the contrary, examples of the Roman Senate's influence can be found right here in our own government. For example the upper house in our legislative branch is called the 'senate', our republic was also established by a constitution (as was the Roman's), the president (our modern 'consuls') is also advised by and is subject to our own senate, and America's founding fathers drew extensively on Roman theories and models of government when deciding how to establish our present system.
As the territory expanded they had to add on a government official to their Senate which originally consisted of three hundred elder patricians. One of the major internal conflicts Romans struggle... ... middle of paper ... ...e rich got a hold of all of the products leaving very little for the poor or trade. The Empire wasn’t expanding any longer, it was slowly falling apart. The Roman Empire was the greatest and most powerful in the Mediterranean during its time. Romans had great advantages of the location of their residence, diplomatic attitudes and the right strategies in warfare.
Period of Conquest It was only a tiny city-state, much like the city-states that were growing at the same time in Greece. The common citizens were called the plebs or plebeians. They marched out of Rome in a body and threatened to make a new city in 494 BC. In 350 BC the plebeians were admitted to the dictatorship. The Roman Senate has been called the "most distinguished and important political body, which has ever existed in the world."
Rome and the United States are similar in many ways. Rome, at one point, was an advanced civilization that was ruled by a democracy. Also, in the beginning the great Roman Empire was not even a great power, just as the United States was in the 1700’s. During the United States’ rise, however, they managed to become one of the greatest forces, globally. The United States is very similar to Rome in many more ways; historians try and connect everything about Rome to the United States today.
The Republican period was the most influential period in their history on modern society. During the Republican period every male citizen enjoyed the privilege of voting (1) on the legislation, (2) on the election of government officials. (Shelton 1988) Although it was a direct democracy at the time it was definitely more of an aristocracy than a democracy due to senators who were part of Rome’s upper-class, who controlled the nature of legislation that reached the assemblies. (Shelton 1988). People were put into three assemblies: the Comitia Centuriata, the Comitia Tributa, and the Concilium Plebis.
Both leaders are good and influential leaders from their time, but it is Alexander the Great that is better. Caesar was born into a traditional influential and respected family. It is this influence that he used to make his way to the top of the Roman leadership. His use in warfare and military conquests are legendary although he had at first concentrated in pursuing political actions. He won the first elections in his political career at the early forties.
The Roman people were represented in their government and had power. Many people around the world who were persecuted under dictators and monarchies could have looked at Rome as an example of what a better form of government is. It took the rest of the world more than another millennia to form another democracy. The Roman Government had three parts. These three parts used a system of checks and balances just as a modern democracy does today.
The Greek culture served as a frame for many aspects of Western life, one of which is government. They are the first culture that we know of that created a true democracy. They were incredible thinkers, people nowadays could never have thought of such reason. Without their thoughts and ideas our modern day government would not be as powerful as it is currently. The Greeks were highly sophisticated thinkers and had a marvelous sense of imagination.
By using this republic, a civilization would thrive and be riddled with countless luxuries. The republic’s originated from the city of Rome. Therefore, the Romans used this new type of governing a country first, and gained tremendous amounts of benefits. The republic is praised so much that countries today have even taken parts of the set up of the republic and used it in their government. The Roman Republic revolutionized the Roman Civilization and has even played a minor role in the formation of the United States Constitution.