Similarities Between Roman Republic And America

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The foundation of the Constitution of America was built upon the government systems of the Athenian democracy and the Roman republic. However, although America was formed as a combination of the two structures, its historical background, separation of powers, co-rule between the government and the people, and the way in which its leaders were elected, makes it more closely resemble the Roman republic. All of these countries were once ruled by an aristocratic body. Athens was controlled by the Areopagus, which was a council composed of nine archons. (Men of the upper-class.) However, both America and the Romans were dominated by tyrannical kings; America by the English King George the 3rd and Rome by the Etruscan king of Tuscan. The
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