The Roman Republic and the US Government
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. A couple thousand years later, 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.
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 after the American Revolution. But there are also differences.
Branches of the US Government
1 President, House & Senate, People & States, Judges
The Roman Republic:
The Senate of
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?
Besides the charts provided above, here are some suggestion to answer those questions:
This is an excellent cartoon PowerPoint: Roman Republic and US Government, Similarities and Differences
A quick look comparison chart posted on weebly. (Second chart down, the first chart compares Athens and the US)