Modern American Family: The Roman Republic

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During much of its early history, Rome was a republic. The main feature of the Roman Republic was the fact that its officials were elected by vote of the people. After being ruled by Etruscan kings for decades, the Romans disliked monarchies and decided to give more power to the people. Patricians, or wealthy landowners, voted on two consuls and one praetor to run government affairs. The Roman Senate, composed of roughly three hundred patricians, started out as a group of advisers to government officials and gradually gained power until the Senate became one of the most powerful parts of the Roman government. The Roman Republic also had a number of assemblies, giving a voice to the plebeians who could not vote. Eventually, civil war caused …show more content…
The Roman household is a great deal larger than the modern American household, which usually consisted of a man, his wife, and their children. School is required for all American children, rather than just those of the upper-class, and children are usually sent to large communal schools to learn alongside other children. Boys and girls receive equal educations, as modern American girls do not have to worry about preparing for child marriages as the girls of ancient Rome did. The legal age for both girls and boys is 18, though many choose not to marry until much later. Arranged marriages are unheard of in modern America, and men and women usually marry out of mutual agreement. However, despite all the progress women have made in modern America, women, as was the case in ancient Rome, are still seen as the weaker sex by many modern Americans, and therefore have fewer …show more content…
This god, known as Allah to the Muslims, is believed to be kind and forgiving and offers salvation to all. Both Christianity and Islam recognize the existence of Moses and Jesus Christ, but Islam views Jesus Christ was another prophet. In Christianity, Jesus Christ is believed to be the one that brought together God and the people, while Islam views Muhammad as the one who did this. Christianity is roughly 2000 years old and began as a movement within Judaism. Jesus is one of the central figures of Christianity, and the cross is considered to be a holy symbol as Jesus Christ is said to have died on it. Christianity is centered around the teachings of the Bible. Islam is around 600 years younger than Christianity, having started in AD 622. Muhammad is one of the central figures of Islam. Islam is centered around the teachings of the

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