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a government with 3 parts

tripartite government

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nobles; the most powerful citizens of Rome

patricians

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government in which people elect their leaders

republic

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rulers with almost absolute power

dictators

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Rome's common people

plebeians

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groups of soldiers

legions

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Rome's most powerful magistrates

consuls

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Who had the power to veto actions by other government officials?

tribunes

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What did the Gracchus brothers want to create for poor Romans?

farms

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Who led a slave revolt against Rome?

Spartacus

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Punic Wars were wars between Rome and ______________.

Carthage

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Name the farmer who was chosen to be a Roman dictator.

Cincinnatus

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The Law of the Twelve Tables was displayed in the ______________.

Forum

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Magistrates stayed in office for a year, but ____________ stayed in office for life.

senators

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After the Gracchus brothers were killed, Romans began to see violence as a _____________________________.

political weapon

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Why did the patricians decide to change the Roman government and give plebeians more rights?

Plebeians formed a council and elected their own officials

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Why did the Roman government have checks and balances?

to prevent one part of the government from becoming too powerful