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What can the us learn from ancient rome

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Social Studies Middle School High

What can the United States Learn from Ancient Rome?

America’s Founders borrowed from the ancient Roman Republic when they created the U.S. Government. The Senate, separation of powers, and checks and balances all came from the Romans. The Founders hoped that America would one day be as strong as the great Roman Republic had been. But every empire rises and then falls, and the author interviewed in this audio story says that Americans today can learn a lot about where the United States may be heading by studying the fall of Rome.

Ancient Civilization Civics/Government World History I Ancient Rome Government structures

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AIR DATE: 11/22/2006

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