Greece and Rome

Governments and Contributions


The Greek government was not one whole, but was instead divided up into many pieces. The city states of Greece made up these smaller governments, as they each had their own laws and customs. Many of these governments were Monarchies. Rome had a republican form of government where the citizens could have a vote.


The Greek contributed many ideas to the modern world. In particular, columns used in buildings around the Washington D.C area first originated from the way the Greeks built. The Rome contributed to the government system used today in many countries. This republican form of government, where every citizen has a vote, first came from the Romans.