Roman Influences by MsG77


									Introduction to Democracy

The Roman Republic
Republic res publica means "public affairs" Indirect democracy &emdash; citizens have the right to elect leaders who make government decisions First representative democracy Patricians shared power with plebeians Three branches shared power (2 consuls, senate, and assembly) Brought laws conquered lands Laws published universally All citizens had equal treatment before the law A person innocent until proven guilty Burden of proof with accuser

Balance of Power

Roman Law

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