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The Roman Empire. Or Republic. Or... Which Was It? Crash Course World History #10 (11:38)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 01:25 What were the two classes in Roman society?
  2. 02:50 What was a dictator and what were they supposed to do?
  3. 05:15 What was the source of Julius Caesar’s power? What events allowed him to become sole ruler of Rome?
  4. 07:00 Why didn’t the assassination of Julius Caesar restore the Roman Republic?
  5. 11:38 According to John Green, when did Rome became an empire?