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How have the Greek and Roman civilizations influenced the US

The Greek and Roman civilizations influenced us today in many ways. There way of doing things 2000 years ago is now a structure on how we do things now. They influenced how we use politics like a congress and senate to democracies. The also help economical ways, by buying and trading things across seas. Also, they help us form Religions, like Judeo-Christian. Greek and Roman civilizations were a big help to us today. There are many ways that the Greek and Roman civilizations have influenced the USA. Many of the ways are political, in the Greek civilizations, also known as a Polis, would have group meetings of all the citizens in the city to discuss the public affairs, to choose officials, and to make and pass laws. That way of doing things has influenced our government in the way of our congress and senate. The congress and senate is people who are involved in the government, the Senators, get together to pass laws and discuss problems that we are having in this country. The Roman civilizations, also known as a Republic, started organizing 2 different branches of government, the executive branch and the legislative branch. The executive branch in the Roman culture ran the day-to-day affairs. And the legislative branch were an assembly of 100 men, called the senate. The senate would advise the consuls, the people who run the executive branch. Now we use the same branches of government they had some 2000 years ago, but now we have one more, the judicial branch. In the Greek civilizations they had different types of government, oligarchy or democracy. An oligarchy is when wealthy people hold power. A democracy is when the people of the city, state or country vote to decide what happens. In the USA today we have a democracy; we wouldn’t have a democracy if it weren’t for the Greeks. In the Greek community, the people of a wealthier class like nobles and landholding aristocrats took over power of the kings. In 2004, t...

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