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3 who ran the roman republic worksheets

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3 who ran the roman republic worksheets

  1. 1. CITIZENS GOVERNMENT Patricians Consuls Women Magistrates Slaves Plebeians Senate Provincial Citizens Assembly NON-CITIZENS The Roman Republic ThesepeoplehadnosayinhowRomewasgoverned There were 2 classes in Rome
  2. 2. THE ROMAN REPUBLIC The Roman Republic was created when in 509 BC the Etruscan Kings were forced out of Rome. The Roman Republic was divided into 2 Classes. There were the Patricians and the Plebeians. The Patricians were Nobles who owned large estates and wanted to stay rich. The Plebeians were ordinary citizens and had jobs like soldiers and craftsmen. The patricians and the Plebeians made up the citizens assembly. The assembly discussed new Laws and elected consuls. Unfortunately, the Patricians vote normally won in the assembly. There were 2 consuls per year elected. They had to agree before final decisions could be made. The magistrates collected taxes and were often judges. When magistrates retired they became members of the senate. The senate debated new laws and gave advice to the consuls. To be a citizen of the Roman Empire you must have been the child of a citizen or been born in Rome. Slaves could not be citizens no matter where they were born. The citizen had many rights that non-citizens didn’t have. Non- citizens could sometimes become citizens. If they worked very hard for the Romans they might be granted a special award of citizenship. Likewise it was possible for slaves to be freed should their owner choose this for them. Women and Slaves had no say in how government was run. The Provincial people were those who lived in the conquered lands and like the women and slaves, they also had no say in how Rome was run. THE ROMAN REPUBLIC The Roman Republic was created when in 509 BC the Etruscan Kings were forced out of Rome. The Roman Republic was divided into 2 Classes. There were the Patricians and the Plebeians. The Patricians were Nobles who owned large estates and wanted to stay rich. The Plebeians were ordinary citizens and had jobs like soldiers and craftsmen. The patricians and the Plebeians made up the citizens assembly. The assembly discussed new Laws and elected consuls. Unfortunately, the Patricians vote normally won in the assembly. There were 2 consuls per year elected. They had to agree before final decisions could be made. The magistrates collected taxes and were often judges. When magistrates retired they became members of the senate. The senate debated new laws and gave advice to the consuls. To be a citizen of the Roman Empire you must have been the child of a citizen or been born in Rome. Slaves could not be citizens no matter where they were born. The citizen had many rights that non-citizens didn’t have. Non- citizens could sometimes become citizens. If they worked very hard for the Romans they might be granted a special award of citizenship. Likewise it was possible for slaves to be freed should their owner choose this for them. Women and Slaves had no say in how government was run. The Provincial people were those who lived in the conquered lands and like the women and slaves, they also had no say in how Rome was run. THE ROMAN REPUBLIC The Roman Republic was created when in 509 BC the Etruscan Kings were forced out of Rome. The Roman Republic was divided into 2 Classes. There were the Patricians and the Plebeians. The Patricians were Nobles who owned large estates and wanted to stay rich. The Plebeians were ordinary citizens and had jobs like soldiers and craftsmen. The patricians and the Plebeians made up the citizens assembly. The assembly discussed new Laws and elected consuls. Unfortunately, the Patricians vote normally won in the assembly. There were 2 consuls per year elected. They had to agree before final decisions could be made. The magistrates collected taxes and were often judges. When magistrates retired they became members of the senate. The senate debated new laws and gave advice to the consuls. To be a citizen of the Roman Empire you must have been the child of a citizen or been born in Rome. Slaves could not be citizens no matter where they were born. The citizen had many rights that non-citizens didn’t have. Non- citizens could sometimes become citizens. If they worked very hard for the Romans they might be granted a special award of citizenship. Likewise it was possible for slaves to be freed should their owner choose this for them. Women and Slaves had no say in how government was run. The Provincial people were those who lived in the conquered lands and like the women and slaves, they also had no say in how Rome was run.

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