Compare and Contrast the Roman Republic (SPQR) and the US Government, for Kids Illustration

The Roman Republic and the US Government

 
 

After the American Revolution, the American people did not wish to be ruled by a king ever again. They set up a system of government by the people and for the people.

In ancient Rome, after the last Etruscan king was overthrown, the ancient Roman people vowed never to be ruled by a king again. They set up a system of government by the people and for the people.

Both systems of government are republics. "A republic is a form of government in which the people elect, or choose, their leaders. In most countries with a republican government, the people elect the head of the government, such as a president. They also elect other people, called representatives, to make laws." Britannica Kids

There are many similarities between the government of ancient Rome under the Republic, and the government of the United States. But there are also differences.

The U.S.   The Three Branches of the US Government
1 President, House & Senate, People & States, Judges

The Roman Republic: The Senate of Rome, chart
2 Consuls, Assembly & Senate, People & Nobles, Praetors (Judges) 

How do you think the government of the United States is like the ancient Roman government under the Republic?

How do you think the government of the United States is different from the ancient Roman government under the Republic?

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