On The Road Again

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On The Road Again

  1. 1. On the ROAD again… By: AJ Schiffrin
  2. 2. Why were they made? <ul><li>The Roman roads were constructed to help move armies. </li></ul><ul><li>And they were also built to move certain objects from one place to another, like4 goods and supplies. </li></ul><ul><li>It also helped in expanding the Roman Empire, and expansion was the most important thing to Romans, because they wanted to conquer just about everything and roads helped them accomplish this. </li></ul>
  3. 3. How were they made? <ul><li>Roads in Rome were usually paved roads with deep “roadbeds” of tamped rubble as an underlying layer to make sure that it kept dry, and all the water would flow out from between the stones and onto the grass on the sides. </li></ul><ul><li>According to the laws in the Twelve Tables, a road shall be 8 feet wide when straight, and 16 feet when curved. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What connection do roads have with today’s society? <ul><li>In today’s society we would not be able to function properly without roads. We use roads the exact same way that the Romans did. We transport our armies, we deliver goods, we use it for communication, and we used it to expand our “empire”. </li></ul><ul><li>Each road leads to another road, which leads to another road, etc. which eventually if you go the right way, you will end up back where you started, just like in Rome, all of the roads lead to Rome. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Similarities with ancient Roman roads: <ul><li>We use our roads to move our armies, transporting our goods, to gain communication, and to expand our nation. Just like Rome. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Differences with ancient Roman roads: <ul><li>Although we have a plethora of similarities with ancient roads, we also have many, many differences. </li></ul><ul><li>The ancient Romans defiantly did not have motorized cars to drive, and they didn’t even have gas. </li></ul><ul><li>They built their roads with a layer of sand underneath their layer of stones, that helped lead the water out to the sides. All we have are smooth, yet still bumpy, concrete black roads with white and yellow stripes on them. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Bibliography <ul><li>Wikipedia.com </li></ul><ul><li>Google.com </li></ul><ul><li>Google.com/images </li></ul>

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