Parallels

The “founding fathers” of the United States consciously emulated the Roman Republic. Witness the creation of the Senate and Washington’s refusal of power, ala Cincinnatus.

I taught history for most of my forty years in the classroom and wonder what Franklin, Adams, Jefferson and Washington would have thought of this comparison between First Century BC Republican Rome and Twenty-First Century AD America:

Rome and America
Rome and America

 

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