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World History Section 6.1
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Form of government in which power is in the hands of representatives and leaders are elected by citizens who have the right to vote
A member of the wealthy, privileged upper class
One of the common farmers, artisans, and merchants who made up most of the population
An official elected by the plebeians to protect their rights
One of the two powerful officials elected each year to command the army and direct the government
The supreme governing body, originally made up only of aristocrats
A political leader given absolute power to make laws and command the army for a limited time
Military unit of the ancient Roman army, made up of about 5,000 foot soldiers and a group of soldiers on Horseback
Series of three wars between Rome and Carthage (264-146 b.c.); resulted in the destruction of Carthage and Rome's dominance over the western Mediterranean
A military strategist who wanted to avenge Carthage's earlier defeat
What do you consider to be the key characteristic of the Roman Republic?
Their strong military and powerful government
What limits were there on the power of Roman consul?
They could only serve for one year, the same person could not be elected for ten years, and one consul could always overrule the others decision
What was the significance of the Twelve Tables?
To ensure that all free citizens had protection under the law, all laws were carved on twelve tablets and hung in a forum
How was Hannibals attack on Rome daring and different?
Instead of a head on attack, he used a surprise attack
Do you think the Roman republic owed its success more to the Roman government or its army?
The Roman Republic owed its success to its army because, without the protection any enemy can ruin Rome and end the Republic quicker than a weak form of government
Do you agree with claims that early Rome had achieved a balanced government?
Yes because Rome has already organized their law codes, which structures their form of government
How did Rome expand its territory and maintain control over it?
Its military power dominated the land
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