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Rome and Us

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Essay title: Rome and Us

There are many similarities and differences between the United

States and Rome. Both were and are major powers in society. They also

had their share of great and not so great leaders. For example, Rome had

Julius Caesar and Constantine as great leaders, and the United States has

had greats like George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Rome had it's

share of bad leaders in Caligula and Nero who were most likely insane ,

doing things from burning down their city, to appointing there favorite

horse as consul! United States bad leaders may be considered as people

like Richard Nixon and Jimmy Carter for their blunders as president. The

governments of Rome and the United States are quite similar too. Both

have three separate branches of government. Rome and America both

have a republic. America also has a democracy. Although the exact types

of republics do vary, in that America is a republic and democracy but

people do not have complete power, they are governments in which the

officials are elected by the people. Rome started this form of

government to keep one individual from gaining too much power, which

can also be said for why we have a type of republic. In times of war,

Romans would elect a dictator that had complete control of the

government. They would be the dictator for six months, which was the

time until his term was up. In the United States, the President is elected

and is automatically Commander and Chief of all armed forces. As for

religion, Rome had its belief in the gods like Neptune, the sea god, and


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