government

/Tag: government

West Asian government – Mesopotamia and Iran

By |2018-04-25T23:41:44-07:00September 13th, 2017|Government, West Asia|

West Asian government: the stele of Naram-Sin shows the king leading his troops to victory. Empires and city-states Since the time of the Akkadians, about 2300 BC, West Asian government has cycled back and forth between unity and disunity. Sometimes there are big empires ruled by a "king of kings". Other times there are smaller kingdoms [...]

West Asian government – Ottomans and Safavids

By |2017-09-11T00:20:10-07:00September 11th, 2017|Government, West Asia|

Sofia Baffo (about 1600 AD) The two great kingdoms of West Asia between 1500 and 1900, the Ottoman Empire and the Safavid Empire, were both monarchies. So they were supposed to be ruled by a single man, the sultan or the shah. He inherited power from his father or his older brother or another male relative. The problem with [...]

Roman government – ancient Rome

By |2018-04-25T09:10:59-07:00September 2nd, 2017|Government, Romans|

The Senate house had great big bronze doors on it. (One of the Popes moved those doors to a Christian church in Rome, but they're still the same doors). From 500 BC to nearly 1500 AD, for two thousand years, Roman government had more or less the same system. Of course there were some changes in Roman government over that time too! [...]

Domitian’s palace – Domus Flavia – Roman architecture

By |2019-05-15T05:48:39-07:00August 26th, 2017|Architecture, Romans|

This is the facade, or front entrance, to Domitian's palace, the Domus Flavia Why did Domitian build the Domus Flavia? Vespasian, the first emperor of the Flavian Dynasty in Rome, had been popular because he lived plainly and acted like he was equal to everyone else. The Flavian Emperors The Colosseum Roman architecture All our [...]

Roman basilicas – Architecture in ancient Rome

By |2019-02-13T17:46:36-07:00August 25th, 2017|Architecture, Government, Romans|

Basilica Aemilia, Rome What is a basilica? Sometimes the Romans had things they wanted to do in groups, but inside, out of the weather. Then they met in a basilica (ba-SILL-uh-ka). The word comes from the Greek word basileus, meaning a king. So a basilica started out as the king's hall. Probably the [...]

Religious schisms – History of religion

By |2017-08-25T12:35:01-07:00August 25th, 2017|Government, Religion|

The murder of Thomas a Becket in the 1100s AD The new, big, monotheistic religions of Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam developed between 500 BC and 600 AD. They brought with them some new ideas, and some new problems. First, people began to separate religion from the rest of their life. In particular, they separated their religion from their government for [...]

American government – the 1900s

By |2018-04-20T08:23:09-07:00August 12th, 2017|Government, North America|

Franklin Roosevelt The United States government got even more power during the 1900s. In 1913, the United States government got the right to collect income tax. With this new tax, the United States government got a lot more money, and it used that money to get more power over the states. During the Depression, in [...]

American government after the Civil War

By |2019-07-10T15:40:02-07:00August 12th, 2017|Government, North America|

Joseph Rainey, first black congressman in American government African-Americans in Congress After the Civil War, in 1865, the United States changed its Constitution to make slavery illegal. For a few years, black people were able to vote. Black men like Joseph Rainey served in Congress. Early US government More about the Civil War Constitutional amendments [...]

Early American government

By |2019-07-10T22:06:12-07:00August 12th, 2017|History|

Early American government: Juan de Onate, the first Spanish governor, marked this rock in New Mexico to show he had been there (1605). American government in the 1500s Throughout the 1500s, the governments of North America were a lot like they had been before 1500. But two important things changed. Native American governments Charles [...]

Equal rights for some – American government

By |2019-01-16T18:21:31-07:00August 11th, 2017|Government, North America|

Equal rights for women? Abigail Adams During and after the American Revolution, the rich white men were writing the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Declaration of Independence Constitution Bill of Rights All our America articles Many people who were not rich, or white, or men thought maybe this was their chance to get [...]