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Is the United States following in the footsteps of ancient Rome’s decline?

World History 03.07H Rise or Fall Honors
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D'Erkia Smith

on 17 January 2014

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Transcript of Is the United States following in the footsteps of ancient Rome’s decline?

Is the United States following in the footsteps of ancient Rome’s decline? This question has an obvious answer: yes. Many people are unwilling to look the truth in the face, but America is slowly declining. In this photo montage I will show the similarilites of the causes of anicent Rome's fall and events happening in America. If America doesn't learn history the country will find itself repeating the same problems ancient Rome had. Our economy is bad, our military spread too thin, our people are devided and our government officials are not fully working for the best interests of all the people.
Note the cup.
In the picture, the elephant (republican) and the donkey (democrates) are discussing who should insult who while a cup in the middle of the table suggests that if they worked together, they could do anything. This is how American politicians are seen today in the United States. This will lead to America's downfall. In ancient Rome, politicians were divided. They were just out for themselves and would kill each other to get what they wanted. This led to an unstable Roman government and the downfall of ancient Rome. I think this is what is happening right now in America's government just without the killing.
Toput it simply, America is going to fall like Rome.
America
Rome
(cc) image by anemoneprojectors on Flickr
Economy
Has trillions of dollars in debt, situation looks hopeless.
Economy was failing and most people were either politicians or beggars.
Most powerful country/empire.
Most powerful country/empire.
Military
Government
Democracy
Republic
Ancient Rome and America are both the strongest military powers of their time. The Roman empire stretched far beyond Rome and spreaded themselves thin. They could not control their borders. America has military bases all over the world. We are involved in many conflicts and even a war at this moment. America is starting to ignore their own land and not paroling its borders which is becoming a huge problem with illegal immigration from Mexico and other poorer countries. America needs to focus upon its self before America follows in the footsteps of ancient Rome.
Ancient Rome and America are both the strongest military powers of their time. The Roman empire stretched far beyond Rome and spreaded themselves thin. They could not control their borders. America has military bases all over the world. We are involved in many conflicts and even a war at this moment. America is starting to ignore their own land and not paroling its borders which is becoming a huge problem with illegal immigration from Mexico and other poorer countries. America needs to focus upon its self before America follows in the footsteps of ancient Rome.
Another aspect that cause the fall of Ancient Rome was the fact that not everyone was united. At first religion united most people, but once the empire got so large people far away from the center of the empire did not necessarliy feel Roman. They were their own groups being ruled by a government far away. In America we have the same problem starting. People don't necessarliy consider themselves just Americans united together, they identify themselves as African American, Mexican Amerian, Jewish American. America has large areas that are just one ethnic group, Little Havana in Miami for example is Cuban American. I think this ununited aspect is going to be the final straw that causes the fall of America. We cannot be strong unless we are united and by identifing ourselfs as something-American we are not united.
Ancient Roman Coins. Photo. Accessed 5 June, 2012 <http://goo.gl/sburH>

Danziger. Christian Science Monitor. Cartoon. Accessed 5 June, 2012 <http://goo.gl/UWqDp>

Invasions of the Roman Empire. Map. Accessed 5 June, 2012 <http://goo.gl/ARVyx>

Nationality-Chart. 2011. Chart. Accessed 5 June, 2012 <http://goo.gl/buhVi>

The Roman Empire At Its Height. Map. Accessed 5 June, 2012 <http://goo.gl/0nmYg>

United States Money. Photo. Accessed 5 June, 2012 <http://goo.gl/unlFN>

US Military Bases 2001-2003. Map. Accessed 5 June, 2012 <http://goo.gl/CE3n6>
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