Roman Republic. Three Major Periods of Roman History. Start of a new Roman Government. * Rome was founded about 509 BCE. Romans founded a new type of government called a republic . In a republic people chose officials to represent them.
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Start of a new Roman Government
* Rome was founded about 509 BCE. Romans founded a new type of government called a republic. In a republic people chose officials to represent them.
* ONLY FREE-BORN MALES COULD VOTE (ROMAN MEN’S CLUB)
How the Republic Works
Division of Power
Latin for “old men”
Chosen for life
Deal with other countries
Approve public works
Deal with daily government problems
Citizen soldiers – a voting assembly
Power comes slowly
3. First step
PLEBEIAN STRUGGLE FOR EQUAL RIGHTS
The Roman Republic –
The System of Checks and Balances
The system was based on balance of interests