The Roman Empire was very different from the US regarding
government. The Roman empire had a dictator- Caesar. But before a dictator they
were ruled by kings. They then created a republic. Then citizens elected
representatives. The US has a president.
The US also has some influence from the Romans.
They both elected their leaders, had ‘judges’, voting, and a
Roman art includes architecture, painting, sculpture, and
mosaic work. Some others include metalwork, gem engraving, ivory carvings, and
glass. US painting focused mainly on portraits and some landscapes. Their main
focus was on modern art.
Roman agriculture crops included wheat, emmer, spelt, and
barley, all mostly used for bread. But some would produce a vineyard, or and
olive orchard in Italy. US agriculture crops consist of corn, turkeys,
tomatoes, potatoes, peanuts, sunflower seeds, beans, and beets.
The US economy fueled by natural resources, high
productivity, and infrastructure. The US also has the highest average employee,
and household income. The US has a high oil and natural gas production. The
Roman economy was based off of a main concern of feeding a large number of
people and legions that was populated in the Mediterranean region.
The Romans also copied the Greeks’ religion. The Romans
thought of themselves as highly religious because of the Greek god and
goddesses. Etruscan religion was also a major influence because of augury. The
US is highly influenced by the Catholic religion, but other religions like
judaism and anglicans, protestants, baptists and lutherans also influence the
In the 17th century the philosophical influence of the US
began at the time from the Europeans. And then philosophy grew largely over the
years. Roman philosophy was highly influenced also by the Greeks. Roman
philosophy was highly based on epicureanism.
The richer people were very highly faithful in education.
While some poorer people didn’t get a high education, they did learn to read
and write. The US education is provided by public, private, and homeschooling
for kids K-12 grade.
The Romans developed our alphabet, but the script was highly
influenced by the Greeks. In the US the revolutionary period contained writings
by Samuel Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Paine. In the post-war period,
Thomas Jefferson was the most famous American writer. It was in the 18th and
19th century that the US’s first novels were published.
The Romans architecture was highly borrowed by the Greek
style. But some was also borrowed from the Etruscans like roads, streets,
sewers, arches, and modern urban planning. US architecture includes buildings,
memorials, skyscrapers and arch’s.
The Roman culture was divided into 3 major groups-
Patricians, Plebeians, and slaves. The culture of the US is mostly Western, but
is influenced by African, Native American, Asian, and Latin cultures.
Rome was divided into groups of about 5,000 men called a
legion, each group was then divided smaller into about 80 men called a century.
The Roman military was very highly organized. The US military has the Army,
Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard.