Western Rome DBQ

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DBQ Essay Body #3 The fall of the Western Roman Empire, in the Middle Ages by 476 CE, was also due to geography. According to Document 7.8, the Romans consumed too much amounts of lead and soon had lead poisoning. “They claim the leaders of Rome were killed off by consuming excessive amounts of lead. They argue that since only the wealthy could afford to have lead pipes bring water into their homes and to cook with lead utensils, their death rate was increased considerably” (Doc 7.8). One death cause of the Romans was lead poisoning. Many Romans died from this, which led to the fall of the Western Roman Empire. According to Document 6, nearby barbarians, the Huns, the Visigoths, the Franks, the Anglo-Saxons, the Vandals, and the Northmen,

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