American Government Notes on Ancient Greece

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Topic: Origins of modern Government

Page _1__ of __2__. | Name: Tahira S. Miles Course: American GovernmentTeacher: Rowe, GailDate: 9/20/2012| Main Idea:| Notes: 01.05|
Greece (Module Reading)| Notes:Greek civilization thrived from Greece gave us many things Olympic theater, advancements in science, art, great works of literature, amazing architecture, mathematics, and our first democratic government. Greece is known as The birthplace of civilization.

A city-state is A sovereign state consisting of an independent city and its surrounding territory.Government terms from the Greek language-Democracy, politics, monarchy, anarchy, oligarchy Sparta- A city in the southern Peloponnese in Greece, capital of Laconia; pop. 13,000. It was a powerful city-state in the 5th century bc.| Rome (Module Reading)| Romans conquered the Greeks and Adopted many of their customs into their own culture. Roman Empire spread from Africa in the south, North to Scotland, West to Spain, and East to Persia. Ancient Rome gave us many things- Latin language, legal systems, innovations in both engineering and architecture.Roman Empire split in two-Lead by two Emperors. The Eastern thrived and the Western fell. | | Age of Absolutism- The time period which Absolute Monarchs ruled most of Western Europe. Divine Rights-Gods wish they would rule here on earth.

Glorious Revolution- A Revolution which there was no bloodshed. | Summary/Questions:|

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