Lifespan: 100 B. C. E 44 B. C. E



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Leader Analysis Sheet

Name of Leader: Julius Caesar


Lifespan: 100 B.C.E – 44 B.C.E.


Title: Caesar/King

Country/region: Roman Empire


Years in Power: 45 B.C.E. – 44 B.C.E.

Political, Social, & Economic Conditions Prior to Leaders Gaining Power
- Was a general of the Roman republic.

- Born into a patrician family; high-ranking family or nobles with great political powers and wealth.

- Was head of his family at the age of sixteen.

- Political unrest during early ages; Rome was in a number of civil wars.




Ideology, Motivation, Goals:
- Knew that the Roman political system was corrupt; sought to fix it.

- Needed money to gain political power; began forging connections to higher class families with more wealth than he did.

- Used wealth to his advantage to gain more and more political power.


Significant Actions & events During Term of Power
- Established political order and stability in the Roman empire.

- Allowed full voting rights for civilians + provided new homes for them.

- Changed tax laws with Asia and Sicily.

- Eliminated political corruption and abuses that the old republic had possessed.




Short-Term effects:
- The Roman Empire under Caesar’s rule prospered and expanded.

- Caesar would be assassinated due to people believing that he had too much power.



Long-Term Effects
- Roman Empire would later fail and fall after Caesar’s rule.

- Caesar’s rule, however, proved to be a good model for future Roman emperors and future European leaders to base their societies on.




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