2 What are the political, social, and economic problems that arose in the Roman Empire that eventually helped lead to its downfall?Political TurmoilFighting for the throne26 emperors in 50 yearsOnly one died of natural causesEconomic and Social SanctionsHeavy TaxesUnofficial Slavery
3 Who was Diocletian and what did he try to accomplish Who was Diocletian and what did he try to accomplish? What policies did he enact?Tried to restore powerDivided empire into twoHe controlled the Rich Eastern PartMaximian was appointed to rule the Western PartFixed prices to try to control inflation – rapid rise in pricesFarmers were required to stay on their landSons in Father’s foot steps
4 What are the two major contributions of Constantine? Granted Religious tolerationEstablished a new capital at Byzantium -> Constantinople =
5 Summarize the mass invasions of Europe that led to the eventual downfall of Rome? Huns – from central Asia, migrate to EuropeOverran the Visigoths, Ostrogoths, and other Germanic tribesInvasion causes Rome to give up Britain, France, and SpainRome is eventually overrun and sacked by the VisigothsAttila attacks most of EuropeOdoacer kicks the Roman emperor in the West out of the ThroneThis marks the historical end of the Roman Empire
6 Reasons for the fall of Rome: Military AttacksInvasions, military consisted of mercenariesPolitical TurmoilLost support of the people b/c it was oppressive and authoritarianCorruption of leadersCivil WarsDivision of the Empire during a crucial periodEconomic WeaknessHeavy taxesReliance on Slaves reduced technological innovationFarmers abandoned landMiddle class sank into povertyPopulation decline from warfare and diseaseSocial DecayLoss of values (Patriotism, discipline, devotion to duty)Upper class quit leading and started spending
7 In your own words, answer the question of 'Did Rome really fall In your own words, answer the question of 'Did Rome really fall?' Use information from your book and your own knowledge to support your answer.Well????????