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Chapter 6 Section 1
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How did geography affect the development of Rome?
Was built near the midpoint of the Mediterranean Sea (trade opportunities), soil allowed crop production
How did the Etruscans influence the development of Rome?
Boasted a system of writing, Romans adopted their alphabet and influenced Rome's architecture: arch
What characterizes a republic as form of government?
Citizens have the right to vote for their leaders
Which were the main groups that competed for power in the early Roman Republic?
Patricians (held power) and Plebeians (vote)
What is the significance of the twelve tables in Roman law?
Established the idea that all free citizens had a right to the protection of the law. Allowed fairness
What were the causes of the first Punic War?
Fighting for control over Sicily and the Mediterranean Sea
How was Hannibal's attack on Rome daring and different?
Crossed the elps
What tactic did Scipio use to defeat Hannibal?
What was the significance of the Punic Wars for Rome?
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