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The Fall of Rome and the beginning of the Middle Ages.

The Fall of Rome and the beginning of the Middle Ages.

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Fall of the Roman Empire

Fall of the Roman Empire

Rome was the most powerful empire the world had ever seen.

Its architecture was Hellenistic and its road system was as impressive as that of the Inca in S. America

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Roman Empire at its height 117 C.E.

Roman Empire at its height 117 C.E.

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Roman legal accomplishments

Roman legal accomplishments

Rome had a republican democracy sometimes

Rome had a senate where patricians could represent people

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Rule of Law

Rule of Law

It means nobody is above the law, not the king, not the senate, not the people, not the police.

Laws are written down and must be respected

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Rule of Law!!

Rule of Law!!

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Three other examples

Three other examples

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Disease led to its Fall

Disease led to its Fall

"Realizing what a deadly disaster had come to them, the people quickly drove the Italians from their city. But the disease remained, and soon death was everywhere. Fathers abandoned their sick sons. Lawyers refused to come and make out wills for the dying. Friars and nuns were left to care for the sick, and monasteries and convents were soon deserted, as they were stricken, too. Bodies were left in empty houses, and there was no one to give them a Christian burial."

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Bubonic plague Black plague

Bubonic plague Black plague

It was called the black plague because of the dark spots found on its victims

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Coffins were rare, most were buried in mass graves!

Coffins were rare, most were buried in mass graves!

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Bubonic plague Black plague

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Why was Rome so affected by the Plague?

Why was Rome so affected by the Plague?

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Fall of Rome

Fall of Rome

Rome was besieged by various tribes from modern day Germany and France.

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Although the fall of the Roman Empire did not happen overnight, many consider its fall the beginning of the Middle Ages or Dark Ages.

Although the fall of the Roman Empire did not happen overnight, many consider its fall the beginning of the Middle Ages or Dark Ages.

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