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

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