The city was built where it had access to the riches of the seas but also was easily protected. The government of Carthage was similar to Rome 's. It has two chief magistrates that were akin to the Roman consuls, a council of elders that was comparable to Rome 's senate, and a people 's assembly that was like the Roman comitia (Morey, 1901). Despite these similarities, Carthage 's government was an aristocracy, something which Rome was fighting to rid itself of. Starting with the Magonid dynasty in 550 BC, Carthage 's government appeared to be ruled by a tyrant (Roman-empire.net, n.d.).
In chapter 10 Howard Zinn talks about the civil war, the disadvantages and advantages between the poor and rich. The poor have always been the bait in America, due to the lack of money and power. When war is in progress, most of the time the poor are demanded to go to war because the wealthy groups have the money and power to escape from death. “ To give people a choice between two different parties and allow them, in a period of rebellion, to choose the slightly more democratic one was an ingenious mode of control. Like so much in the American system, it was not devilishly contrived by some master plotters; it developed naturally out of the needs of the situation”( Zinn, 200).
Slaves began to outweigh the number of indentured servants due to the Slave Codes which made the slaves and their descendants property rather than people and lack of opportunities for indentured servants. The economy of the New England and Chesapeake colonies were different due to the climate of each colonies which either led to a reliance on industry or agriculture. The religion of each colony was also impacted the economy, of whether of not they used slavery, and was a major difference in
During the Gilead Age, the rich ruled over the poor and robber barons, 1% of the population, had too much power over the common people, workers, and over politics. Imperialism also happened during this time. Imperialism is when a country takes over another country or territory that has not already been claimed by another country. Most European Countries took over smaller and/or weaker countries in Asia and Africa. Countries did this to be seen as a world power.
Compare the extent to which Mid Republican Rome (264BC-133BC) and the Qin and Han Chinese Dynasties were ‘Slave Societies’? A system in which the elite of that society relied primarily on slave labour to extract a surplus, and in which slave ownership had spread beyond a narrow elite, can be identified a s a legitimate slave society. That is; a kind of society that is decisively dependent on the institution of slavery, in that in the absence of slavery, the society would be markedly different. Mid-Republican Rome meets these criteria, the role of slavery in economic life, and the size of the slave population, while less significant when compared to later periods; was immense. Comparatively in early imperial China, although slavery existed, it was not essential to the functioning of society; instead the Chinese relied on system of forced labour, to meet their societies demand for cheap labour.
While Rome had consuls, and a senate, Carthage had magistrates and a council of elders. The differences lay in the exercise of power where Carthage was ruled by a few wealthy and prominent families while Rome was able to incorporate its subjects into the state. Morey (1901). Carthage placed its army in the hands of a permanent able leader as opposed to Rome where the magistrates made decisions. With regard to resources Carthage was wealthier and had more commercial resources but when it came to organization Rome was superior.
Throughout the course of American History, one of the most inner conflicts held within this nation has been the conflict between sectionalism and slavery. Divided by the North and the South, the conflicts born by these two opposing sections were a result over the debate on slavery. Since the North was primarily made up of business and industry, the people had no need for the institution known as slavery. However, the South was simply an area in which the practice of slavery was used to make a profit for its agriculture based society. Slavery became a topic for debate, but not because it was just morally wrong for it was a conflict of personal gain.
Final Assessment 86858 The tension between the rights of the few and the power of the majority is fueled by the jealousy that the power of the majority has to the select few that have it better. The tension between the right of the few and the power of the majority influenced/molded America for the better as shown by the great depletion, the gilded age, and slavery. Slavery is the white people of the south taking advantage of the blacks in the south by forcing free labor and harsh conditions on to the blacks. This was not a good time in history for the African Americans. The gilded age is the time in which the U.S. population and economy grew quickly, there were a lot of very wealthy people living very fancy lives.
Neoliberalism is the main cause of the difference between the rich and the poor in the states. It expanded the market efficiency by competitions between individuals, raised a gap between the rich and the poor. Rich people are becoming much richer based on their original properties while poor people are becoming poorer and suffer great economic problems in their lives. This does not only happen between individuals but also between companies. The unemployment rate increased because of neoliberalism.
Slowly, indentured servitude began to collapse in on itself, and colonial masters were forced to find a new method of labor, and it ended up being the use of black slaves. Indentured servitude was an extremely profitable venture in it’s beginning, but the disputes of ex-indentured servants in addition to a new higher cost. Slaves could be purchased at local auctions, and you could receive many from just one purchase, because the owner of the slave was in fact the owner of the future children and grandchildren of that slave. The negative effects of indentured servitude resulted in America’s future dependence on slavery, if only they knew the effect that their decision of slavery would have on the country’s
The wars of the 3rd century BCE left many small farmers in Italy financially ruined, thereby forced to sell their lands to the patricians, who “established vast plantations called latifundia.” Farmers were forced out of the market because crops from the new territories proved much cheaper. The war also caused an increase in the number of slaves. Thus, the patricians depended on slave labor to maintain these plantations, consequently forcing the displaced farmers to “simply flood the cities instead” because of the lack of job opportunities. This caused an increase in the population in Rome from “one hundred thousand” to “more than a million people.” The newly conquered lands of the Punic Wars also provided Rome with an opportunity to tax the provinces. As Rome needed money to “maintain an army to defend the border of the Empire from barbarian attacks”, Rome began to increase tax rates in order to provide for the resources the city need, which in turn resulted in an increase in inflation.
(Forced Crossings) There was always a need for more slaves due to all of the work that the Europeans had.“Therefore, natural increase amount slaves were not enough even to maintain, let alone increase, the slave population and to keep up with the increasing demand for labor” (Forced Crossings). As a result, the slave trade reshaped the Africans way of life to a substandard level as they were forced into taxing work that ultimately changed their way of living, humanity and acceptance into
Justin Clement APUS DBQ Big businesses controlled the economy and politics throughout 1870-1900. They were in control of the prices for certain items because they destroyed their smaller competitors until there was no competition left. They had much sway over politics and took away the people’s say. As we can see from Document A, between 1870-1899, the price for food, fuel, lighting and living decreased with the emergence of big businesses. This is because smaller businesses were ruined by larger ones.
American capitalists took advantage of the newly-formed poor class and build their empires on the backs of child labor and underpaid, overworked laborers. Therefore, exploitation of capitalism widened the gap between the rich and poor classes of America, and both newly-formed classes developed reasons for the change. But, social unrest caused by this new economy and exploitation would lead to disastrous results in the
The military policy that these two civilizations had impacted them in different and similar ways. The Roman Empire started out small in the beginning but was able to grow into a large power. The Romans had a little amount of land when it was founded so they used their military for the purpose of expanding and gaining more land. The Romans were able to conquered the area around them and all the way to modern day England to parts of Africa and the middle east. The Roman Empire used its troops to conquer an area then use its troops to assimilate the local population into the Roman culture to help lower the chance of uprising from the locals.