Roman geography contributed to the growth of the Roman Empire, but the Empire would not have stayed stable without a government. Roman government was a lot like Greece's, but in some ways it varied.  Both  Athens and Rome, had a democracy, which means that the people are control of the government. Also, both Athens and Rome allowed people to vote on the issues they wanted to pass.  Although both of the civilizations had a democracy, they were different. The Greeks had a direct democracy which means they voted on the issues directly, where as in Rome. In Athens only wealthy could be citizens, but in Rome  everyone was equal.     Rome is an enduring impact because much of the concepts and ideas they had have lasted through the years, and are still used in modern time today.  Rome had a tripartite government, which means that the government has three parts. The United States governemnt now was based off of Romes, and it has tripartite government. The Romans had two consuls to balance power, instead we have a democratic party, and a republican party that balance the power.  The romans had  written laws, so everyone knew when they were breaking the law.  The U.S.A has a constitution and many other laws, written down so that everyone can see and learn them. 

You should be able to answer this question after watching the video below:
How did Greece have an enduring impact on Rome?

These are some facts I learned after watching this video:

1. The Romans created civil law. Civil law is a system based on a code of written laws.
2. The Romans created the aqueduct. An aqueduct is a huge system that carries fresh water to Rome.
3. The people of ancient Rome spoke Latin. Latin was used by authors to write about law and government.
4. Realism in art was developed by the Romans to portray life as it is.
5. The Romans had two consuls, which are like presidents, that help guide the country.


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