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Ancient Rome

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Ancient Rome

  1. 1. Julia Morgan Elementary 6 th Grade Ms. Hale Ancient Rome
  2. 2. Good Morning!
  3. 3. Ancient Rome <ul><li>Southern Italy </li></ul><ul><li>The Roman Republic was established in 509 B.C.E. </li></ul><ul><li>Greatest power of Italian peninsula </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Roman Republic <ul><li>Had major problems </li></ul><ul><li>Slaves are brought back from each conquered land. </li></ul><ul><li>Rome needs tax money to run the Republic. </li></ul><ul><li>No police force in place. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Rome Conquers & Enslaves Many
  6. 6. Rome Needs Tax Money <ul><li>The government needs to pay the legions, build roads, sewers, aqueducts, arenas, and pay for the welfare program. </li></ul><ul><li>To get this tax money, Rome uses tax farmers. </li></ul><ul><li>The current system isn’t working. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Roman Armies <ul><li>Under the Republic, Rome did not have a police force.  </li></ul><ul><li>Wealthy Romans hired guards. </li></ul><ul><li>Wealthy Romans built private armies that clashed & battled. </li></ul><ul><li>Rome's streets are not safe for citizens after dark. </li></ul>

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