S.S. Vocab Part 1

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S.S. Vocab words part 1 for chapter 7
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  1. An opening in the surface of the earth through which molten rock, gases, and rock fragments are forced out.
    volcano
  2. A common farmer, trader or craft worker in ancient Rome.
    plebeian
  3. A member of the noble families who controlled all power of the early years of the Roman Republic.
    patrician
  4. A form of government in which citizens elect representatives to speak or act for them.
    republic
  5. A person who is elected by citizens to speak or act for them.
    representative
  6. The lawmaking body and most powerful branch of government in ancient Rome's republic.
    Senate
  7. An elected leader of ancient Rome who represented the interests of the plebeians.
    tribune
  8. One of two elected officials of the Roman Republic who commanded the army and was a supreme judge.
    consul
  9. The earliest written collection of Roman laws, drawn up by patricians about 450 B.C., that became the foundation of Roman law.
    Twelve Tables
  10. A conflict between Rome and Carthage in the 200's B.C., ending in a victory for Rome.
    Punic War
  11. An armed conflict between groups within one country.
    civil war
  12. A ruler who has absolute power.
    dictator
  13. A period of peace for the Roman Empire that began with the rule of Augustus in about 27 B.C., and lasted around 200 years.
    Pax Romana

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