Question: How was the Struggle of the Orders influential on later Roman politics?
The Struggle of the Orders was a fight in the earl 400 B.C. to make Plebeians equal to the Patricians. The Patricians were very powerful, rich, and well-known people. They were the aristocrats of society and were put much higher above then the Plebeians. The Plebeians were pretty much the rest of society that didn’t consist of the Patricians. The Patricians had all of the political power and the Plebeians had none. They really wanted a place in the Roman Senate. The Plebeians kept fighting and didn’t give up. Eventually they were giving a spot in the political office called the Tribune of the Plebs. With their position one Plebeian can represent the whole entire group of Plebeians. The single Plebeian had power to veto any law that a Patrician purposed that were not fair to Plebeians. Because of the Patricians gained respect for the Plebeians. Because of this simple change in the senate the Plebeians gained a lot of more political power they weren’t used to. They finally had a place in the senate. A lot of laws the Patricians had were unfair to the large majority of Plebeians. Since the Plebeians were given this new found freedom they were able to make Rome a little bit of a better place for themselves. They finally had a little bit more respect and felt like they had a place in the government where they could influence politics.