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7th Grade World History


Ancient Rome
Ancient Islam
Ancient Africa
Ancient China
Ancient Japan
The Americas
Medieval Europe
The Renaissance
The Reformation

Will the U.S. Fall Like Rome?


                I don’t think that we will fall like Rome because we learned from them and won’t repeat history.  Like when the Romans got killed with Christians, Barbarian invasions, and environment/health, we won’t make those mistakes.  So if they fall, we won’t, if they succeed, we will.

                Since churches were built and people were turning into Christians, Rome’s emperor started funding for Christianity.  Instead of putting the money for the army, the emperors put the money for Christians and to build churches.  So when the Barbarians attacked, there were no new people or tools to defend them.  Therefore, Rome got killed by the spread of Christianity; but we won’t make this mistake because our President is wiser and will put the money for good use.

                Rome got killed because they left their whole Western side open for attack.  This happened because they went to battle in Italy.  It won’t happen in the U.S. because we will put half of our men in battle and half to defend our country.  Thus, enabling the invaders to attack and catch us on our heels.  So, Barbarian invaders killed Rome, but won’t kill our country.

                The last reason that U.S. won’t fall like Rome is because of our environment and medicine for health has improved.  Our medicine has given the chance to survive, theirs didn’t.  They didn’t have the utensils to fix themselves during their time of need.  And if they did have the utensils, they would be made of lead or other stuff that could kill you.  The brilliance of Rome killed them, not us.

                The rise of Christianity, the Barbarian invasions, and the environment/health won’t kill the U.S. but did kill Rome.  We aren’t dumb enough to repeat bad history over and over again to make us fall like Rome.  But we may be dumb enough to not repeat what the Romans did do well.  So, all in all, Rome helped us not to fall like them.

Japan vs. Europe
  • Both had fuedal fovernment
  • Royalty (kings and queens, emperor)
  • Nobles (lords, daumyo)
  • Warriors (knights, samurai)
  • Warrior code of honor (chivalry, Bushido)
  • peasants worked land

Contrast Europe

  • Christianity
  • Religious themes in art and literature

Contrast Japan

  • Budhism, Shinto, Confucianism
  • Nature themes in art and literature
  • Haiku

Compare/Contrast Medieval Europe and Renaisssance
  • they both trade with other cities/countries
  • both were very religious
  • both had major people come from their periods
  • both had major cities

Contrast Medieval Europe

  • art was very dull
  • had a feudal society
  • was a eurasia
  • crusades happened there
  • had Magna Carta
  • the Black Death happened

Contrast the Renaissance

  • trade happened with Marco Polo along the Silk Road
  • Had four main cities (Milan, Genoa, Venice, Florence)
  • Medici family controlled Florence
  • rebirthed the Middle Ages
  • art was very colorful
  • studied humanities

Jeremiah 29:11 "'For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'"
Joshua 1:9"'Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous.  
Do not be terrified; 
Do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.'"
Isaiah 40:28-31 "'Have you never heard? Have you never understood?The Lord is the everlasting God,the Creator of all the earth.He never grows weak or weary.No one can measure the depths of his understanding.29 He gives power to the weakand strength to the powerless.30 Even youths will become weak and tired,and young men will fall in exhaustion.31 But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.They will soar high on wings like eagles.They will run and not grow weary.They will walk and not faint.'"