Presentation on theme: "The Republic Kings overthrown, formed a republic (representatives) Kings overthrown, formed a republic (representatives)representatives Power was not."— Presentation transcript:
The Republic Kings overthrown, formed a republic (representatives) Kings overthrown, formed a republic (representatives)representatives Power was not shared equally: Power was not shared equally: – Rich citizens had more political power – Without vote: women, slaves and people born in the provinces (conquered territory) The Republic lasted 450 years The Republic lasted 450 years
The Punic Wars As you watch the short video on the Punic Wars between Rome and Carthage, take notes on the following details: – Major generals – Causes of the wars – Effects of the wars – Important details
Problems with Expansion Gap between rich and poor increased – Small farmers can’t compete with large estates (latifundia) – 1/3 of population slaves – Returning soldiers can’t find work – Leads to unemployment Causes class tensions
Reform Tiberius & Gaius Gracchus – Tribunes & brothers – Propose: reclaim land taken by patricians and give back to plebeians, public funds to buy grains Senate: saw as a threat to their power Brothers were killed Civil wars follow – Allow for the rise of a powerful leader
A Eulogy for Caesar 1.Read the Biography & Short Story about Caesar 2.Fill in the T-Chart with facts that show good things Caesar did and bad things he did. 3.Then you will write a eulogy about Caesar from point of view the point of view of a Roman citizen. You should decide whether you think Caesar was a good or a bad leader and include information from you T-Chart prove your point. 4.Be creative and informative! This will help make sure you understand the life, accomplishments, and faults of Caesar.