Problems of rome

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Problems of rome

  1. 1. April 29, 2009 <ul><li>Objective: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can they be fixed and by who? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Fall of Rome </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Homework: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Study Test is definitely next Tuesday </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Problems of Rome <ul><li>Germanic tribes Invade crops and destroy fields </li></ul><ul><li>Persia push into Eastern Rome </li></ul><ul><li>Army can’t pay the soldiers </li></ul><ul><li>Use German soldiers – not loyal </li></ul><ul><li>Army fought over leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Corrupt politicans that take bribes </li></ul><ul><li>Many talented stop taking part in government. </li></ul><ul><li>Less Crops = Hunger </li></ul><ul><li>Businesses closed – unemployment </li></ul><ul><li>Inflation because less taxes were paid </li></ul><ul><li>Less gold in coins – higher prices therefore bartering without money </li></ul><ul><li>Fewer people went to school </li></ul><ul><li>Large number were enslaved </li></ul><ul><li>Farmers grew less food </li></ul><ul><li>The Plague </li></ul>Category Problem Solution Political Military Social Economic
  3. 3. Diocletian Constantine Reformer
  4. 4. Diocletian <ul><li>AD 284-305 </li></ul><ul><li>Soldier that became an emperor </li></ul><ul><li>Divided the empire into four parts and gave four men power </li></ul><ul><li>Redistribute the army to protect Rome </li></ul><ul><li>Set rules for prices of goods and wages </li></ul><ul><li>Ordered workers to remain in the same jobs until they died </li></ul><ul><li>Pay taxes in what you make – make olive oil pay in olive oil </li></ul><ul><li>The people ignored the new rules Diocletain didn’t have enough power to stop them so he retired </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>AD 305 – 337 </li></ul><ul><li>Saw a fiery cross in the sky that said he would win against the odds – became emperor </li></ul><ul><li>Made him believe in the Christian god – 1 st Christian Roman Emperor </li></ul><ul><li>Helped the Catholic church start up </li></ul><ul><li>Sons had to follow their fathers and do the same jobs (serfs to the land idea) </li></ul><ul><li>Made the Hippodrome (oval amphitheater) </li></ul><ul><li>Moved the capital from dying Rome to a new city in the east- chose the site of the Greek city Byzantium and called it Constantinople </li></ul>Constantine

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