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Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar was an important leader at the end of the Roman Republic. A month in the calendar is named after him: July, for Julius. He was an able administrator and a famous general. He wrote new laws and improved rule across the provinces. The people of Rome admired him, but the leaders in the Senate did not agree. They were concerned that Julius Caesar ignored the law. The law was very important and should be applied to all citizens equally, be they rich or poor.

Julius Caesar saw that the Roman Republic was in trouble. Rome was overrun with crime and people were afraid to go out into the streets. People were unemployed and taxes were high. The Romans were angry with their government and demanded it do something. Caesar spoke to the people and told them he knew what to do. The Roman citizens believed in him and trusted him. They wanted him to fix the problems of Rome. They wanted him in charge.

As Caesar gained power through the support of the people, the rest of the Senate became worried that Caesar might make himself King. The Senate swore that they would never be ruled by a king again.

Caesar was becoming impatient with the Senate. He had his own army. Even though it was against the law for anyone to bring a private army into the city of Rome, he did just that. The people cheered. Caesar was going to solve all the problems of Rome. The Senate plotted. They planned and then they acted.


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