Roman Democracy

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The Roman government was a republic and the United States government is a democratic republic. In the Roman republic, there were three branches of government which were very similar to the three branches of the United States democracy. Ancient Rome had two social classes, the plebeian class which was the lower class and the patrician class which was the upper class. Both the ancient Roman republic and the United States democracy have one document that spells out all of the laws of the area. The United States democracy is more democratic than the ancient Roman republic because government positions can be held by a larger variety of people, the Constitution is more accepting, and all United States citizens can vote if they are registered and…show more content…
The United States judicial branch consists of Supreme Court Justices, appointed by the President, that serve for life and decide if laws are constitutional or if people broke the law. The Roman judicial branch consisted of Praetors, appointed by the assemblies, that served for one year that tried to ensure justice to all people. (The Ancient Roman Republic Government) The executive branch of the United States is led by a President, elected from the people by the people, who leads, at most, for two four year terms and approves laws and leads the army. The executive branch of the Roman republic consisted of two Consuls, elected from the Senate by the Assemblies, that served for one year at a time and they led the army and made big decisions.(Political Structure…) The legislative branch of the United States includes the House of Representatives and the Senate, whose members are elected by the people by the people, and their job is to work together to draft laws. The legislative branch of the Roman republic consisted of the Assemblies whose members were plebeians and sometimes patricians who joined and whose job was to make decisions on laws being passed to the Consuls.(Political Structure…) In the legislative branch there was also the Senate whose members were patricians and whose job was to help make laws. In Rome, someone…show more content…
In the United States, all people in government positions have been voted into office by all United States citizens, not just the wealthy like in ancient Rome. Also, the Constitution is not against women and non-citizens like the Twelve Tables. Citizens in the United States have more rights than some of the citizens in ancient Rome, hence the United States government is more democratic than the ancient Roman
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