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Political Progress

How Ancient Romes politics changed from 753 BC to 476 AD.

Dan Drakeford

on 16 April 2010

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Political Progress in Ancient Rome Monarchy Republic Empire Divided Empire Barbarian Kingdoms 753 BC
One man rules What happened to the Monarchy? 509 BC Senate rules In 509 BC the Monarchy was overthrown by a group of Roman aristocrats. These people were upset with their King. The King was driven out of Rome, and the leading Patrician families took over to rule as members of the Senate. Rome become a Kingless Republic. 28 BC One man rules. One man rules in the East, another in the West. Local strong men rule. 258 AD 476 AD Why did the Republic change? Civil war broke out. In 44 BC Julius Caesar became dictator. The Country went through the battle of Actium in 31 BC. Augustus became Emperor in 27 BC. Because of these things, Rome became an Empire. Why did the Roman Empire Divide? Romans believed that their empire was simply too vast for one lone man to rule by himself. Romans decided to spilt their empire in half, thus making it easier to have two leaders to rule each half. Rome then split into two sections: Eastern Rome, and Western Rome. Why did Barbarians (Local Strong Men) take over? Roman roads started to fall apart, and travellers with goods were not able to bring supplies to the cities. Barbarians were able to rise while the romans suffered from lack of resources. Julius Caesar This Ancient Roman Senate
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