The Roman Empire lasted for 500 years and grew to about 50 million people. It´s important because many laws, architecture and art forms we have today were influenced by the Romans
Freedom of Christianity
Constantine helped share this religion and Christianity is now the most popular religion. This is important because Christianity may not have been as common.
The Change in Roman Culture
He moved the capital about 850 miles away. It was important because if he did not move the capital to Constantinople the Roman empire may not have survived at all.
The Great Byzantine Empire
532 - 537
Christianity was foundation of the Roman Empire, to them it was more than a religion. This was an important influence because it showed people that they didn't have to always follow old rules.
What almost Ended the Byzantine Empire
Justinian I and his wife Theodora went to a chariot race, the teams were The Green team and The Blue team. The fans got into a fight and Justinian arrested the both of them. The people got mad and a riot broke out it continued for a week. This was important because
The Emperor's Decision
Emperor Leo III banned the use of religious in all churches and homes. People and Pope Gregory got so angry that Pope Gregory excommunicated him. This showed people that it was ok to be themselves and that they have to just believed in Jesus and god.
The Great Charter
The Magna Carta was an agreement that King John had to sign. This aid that could not give people higher taxes and no unlawful arresting. He also could not make a decision without asking the people. The Magna Carta influenced many laws that we still have today.
The Comeback of France
1337 - 1453
France and England were at war for 116 years and they were fighting over french land. This war influenced how we did many things in the world like, weapons, armor, and there was a rise in Nationalism. It also influenced new technology.
The Spreading Disease
1347 - 1351
The Bubonic Plague was a terrible disease that killed one third of the European population. This was important because peasants realized how important they were and there was a shift in power from lords to peasants.
A New Leader
Joan of Arc said that she heard Saints that told she needed to help her country. She was the first female warrior and she lead her country to victory. This was an important because this showed people that women can be warriors too. She also became a very important saint.