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Post  CicelyS on Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:33 pm

The Roman Republic all began just after the Roman Monarchy ended. This meant that there would no longer be anymore kings, but Consuls and a senate. The Republic started in 509 BC. The idea was that no one would have complete absolute power. The way they made this happen was creating the two consuls, which are the leaders that "reign" together for one year and one year only. They cannot be re-elected once they have finished with their year. Another way they stopped the absolute power was inventing the senate. This was group of many men that discussed problems and most importantly, voted. This was one of the most important part of the republic; there were votes. Although the men of the senate were allowed to vote, the poor people didn't have as much of a voice in those times. As much as they tried, they senate was very biased, since all those who were part of the senate were rich men. Over the years, it is the flaws in the idea of a republic that caused the start of the Roman Empire.
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Post  Alicia M. on Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:09 pm

Did you know that in its height, the Roman Empire covered 9.1 million square kilometers. It was huge.  Shocked 
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Post  Gloria H. on Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:34 pm

didnt rome start off as a monarchy? im a bit confused

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Post  Vasilisa on Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:52 pm

I don't think that its fair that only rich people can be in senate.

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