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Tribune – was someone who fought for the rights of the poor but it was not a popular position to hold.

Jurisprudence – the theory and practice of law. Lawyers get a J.D. degree

3 Branches of Government: The Consul {civil and military} The Senate {advisory} and the Assembly {members of the army}

Veto concept was introduced by the Romans.

Twelve Tables was the law carved into bronze and displayed in the City Center.

Patricians were eligible to elect representatives to serve in one of the 3 branches.

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Roman Christianity

Roman Christianity

The origins and early spread of Christianity took place in the Roman Empire. It was based on the teachings of Jesus Christ. Spread during the PAX Romana. Despite persecution of the early Christians, Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire.

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Rights of women

Rights of women

Women, or more correctly, girls, were usually married by the time they were twelve years old

the law required that all women, young and old, be under the care of a "guardian".

women were not restricted from owning property and wealth. If it benefited her husband.

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