This 12-slide powerpoint provides background knowledge about the Roman government, connects it to today's U.S. government of checks and balances, and gives an opportunity for the class to see how it works in action. Powerpoint also provides notes on the limits and powers of the three branches: consuls, senate, and assembly. Examples of laws from the 12 tables are also outlined. A fun lesson for a World History class. Created by Kimberly Gallo.