Assess the achievements and impact of Tiberius as princeps Suetonius states that ‘it is my belief that Augustus scale’ weighed Tiberius good qualities against the bad and decided that the good tipped the scale’. This reveals the nature of Tiberius’ succession as one of necessity. Tiberius had huge feats to live up to from Augustus’ rule; however he endeavored to continually improve the Roman Empire. His most significant achievements were based around his military reforms, foreign and civil policies, increasing involvement of the senate and his successful civil administration that had a lasting impact on Rome. Therefore, it can be stated that Tiberius, despite given power with reluctance, continued to build Rome to new a level of greatness.
In a leadership position where he could have so easily become corrupt Washington did his best to remain constitutional. After his commanding role in the revolution Washington was looked up to as a leader and had an army that was loyal to him. He could have easily assumed a role as a dictator. It was his strong character though, that allowed him to be satisfied with a more modest republican office. It is evident that Washington won over the hearts of U.S. inhabitants not only by the means of his strong character.
Rather than the old Republican competition for political rank and status, Augustus reorganized the administration so that advancement would be granted in an orderly, step-by-step fashion. He created new magisterial positions and extended the terms served in office to create a sense of stability. Rome achieved great glory under Octavian/Augustus. He restored peace after 100 years of civil war and maintained an honest government and a sound currency system. He extended the highway system connecting Rome with its far-flung empire, and built many bridges, aqueducts and buildings adorned with beautiful works of art.
History Homework Strengths Henry VIII inherited His father, Henry VII, left him with a country that was more united than it had been in 1485. The threat of rebellion amongst the people did exist but the state was more stable than it had been for centuries. Henry VII had effectively tamed the nobility so that it worked for the king rather than against it. Men of ability carried out central and local government as Henry VII had ensured that posts were open to those who could do the work competently as opposed to gaining positions as a result of family connections. The king was, by 1509, a far richer man than any former English monarch.
Augustus's reforms sought to re-establish Roman government as a monarchy in all but name. How successful were his reforms in stabilizing Roman government? Was Augustus an ideal political leader or a tyrant? After defeating Mark Anthony and Cleopatra in 31 B.C., Octavian was the only individual capable of stabilizing the Roman Republic back to how it had been prior to Caesars death. Although to the public it appeared that he had given back power to the senators, he was still in control how the Republic operated.
Caesar’s death left a vacuum and was briefly filled by Marc Antony, consul of 44. Octavian gained popularity among the roman people by hosting great games and paying Rome’s citizens what Caesar had promised. In 43 Cicero used Octavian as he had raised large forces. Octavian was granted proprietorial imperium. Octavian was elected as consul for 23 BC along with his cousin
Octavian, soon to be known as Augustus, would become the first Roman Emperor. During his rule, Octavian was able to build his popularity among the senate and Rome's citizens while concealing his role as emperor. Augustus was the greatest Emperor in Rome’s history because he was a patient and popular citizen who worked for the people. After the
Because the constitution was unwritten it was ever expanding to fit the needs of the Republic and its people. It is because of this “elastic” constitution, the republic lasted so long in Roman history. The early republic was controlled by an aristocracy. The patricians, who could trace their ancestry, back to the early history of the kingdom had the most sway over the government and the laws were made to keep them in power. (“The Roman Republic”) Over time, the laws that allowed these individuals to dominate the government were replaced and the result was a new aristocracy.
With this it decreased taxes collected and kept them from being able pay troops. The weak economy was the catalyst for the fall of the Western Roman Empire. If the Roman leaders had not been so power hungry and cause civil wars, brining chaos to the Roman government, then perhaps they could have been prepared for the German tribes that were coming in to capture Rome. It is apparent, through all of the problems that came to the late Roman Empire, the Roman treasury by barbarian tribes, discontinuing of trade between the east and west that the leaders of Rome following the Pax Romana were not paying adequate attention to the state of the empire. If they had been ruling sufficiently, then most of these problems that Rome faced could and would have been avoided, and the empire would have restored
Jade Purdin HIST2013-A Dr. Humphrey October 8 The Accomplishments of Augustus Caesar Augustus was an emperor of a once great empire that revolutionized the government, the army, secured borders, rebuilt the city from sewers to aqueducts, to also establishing firefighters and policemen. He was a revolutionary that changed this world. We today use his methods to control our own civilization from security to defensive structures. Augustus could have very well changed how humanity survives now but how much do you think we are able to change now? Augustus was smart about having a government to utilize in the laws for Rome.