The most powerful part of the legislative branch was the Senate. The Senate was a group of about 300 male citizens who owned land. They could tell the consuls how much money they could spend and on what. These men were appointed by the consuls.
The judicial branch had six judges who were elected every two years. They were in charge of deciding punishments that criminals would receive. Their job was similar to the job that judges have today in the United States.
A. According to Document 1, what form of government did early Rome have? ____________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________B. How was the Roman system of government organized? ____________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________