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1 THE END OF THE EMPIRE IN THE WEST BY: MATTHEW PETRIKIN AND CHANDLER DADDARIO

2 WESTERN EMPIRE COLLAPSING  Constantine’s sons ruled the empire until 361 A.D.  They would split up and were co-emperors  Theodosius who in 380 A.D. finally forbade the worships of the old pagan gods  They put the empire as a whole full forced behind Christianity  By 500 A.D. the western empire had vanished

3 WESTERN EMPIRE VANISHING  The Roman administration started falling apart.  The almost vanished resources were needed more throughout the society.  Conquests had to be canceled do to running out of money to pay for defense.  The government tried to raise taxes to gain money, but all it did was make people leave the towns in the Western empire and live outside the city to avoid paying those taxes.  Less money meant less of an army, and the government had to rely more on the barbarian mercenaries.

4 WESTERN EMPIRE COLLAPSING  Towards the end of the fourth century, the huns(mean nomadic people from Asia) took over the Gothic people that lived on the Black Sea coast and the lower Danube.  When the Eastern Empire tried to help them make a peaceful settlement the Visigoths turned against the Romans.  The Visigoths and the Romans went to war in 378 and the Visigoths killed one of the Roman emperors in the Battle of Adrianople.  The Visigoths soon after cut off Constantinople by land from the west.  Slowly the Visigoths moved into imperial territory  The Visigoths move towards Italy  The vandal general stopped them mid way through the trip  406 A.D. The empire was employed by barbarians

5 WEVBOM e m a e f o s p n c n t I I a e e r s u y r e h s n e e d

6 THANK YOU FOR LISTENING By: Matthew Petrikin and Chandler Daddario


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