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Was elected by the plebeians to speak for their interests?

Asked by vijay shukla, 08 Feb '13 10:53 am
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The tribunes. In ancient Rome ten tribunes were elected. The plebeians had demanded a say in the government and were ready to fight for it because they felt unfair that they had to fight for Rome and were not allowed to take part in the government. They were also angry because while they were fighting for rome their debts grew and by the end of a war they often found themselves bankrupt. In 494BC, the plebeians refused the military service and started a 'strike' on Mons Sacer (Holy Hill). The patricians gave up after a while and they created the status and office of the tribune. The tribunes had the right of veto, which meant that they could stop any law to pass by saying 'veto' (no).
Answered by Quest, 08 Feb '13 11:22 am

 
  
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The tribunes. In ancient Rome ten tribunes were elected. The plebeians had demanded a say in the government and were ready to fight for it because they felt unfair that they had to fight for Rome and were not allowed to take part in the government. They were also angry because while they were fighting for rome their debts grew and by the end of a war they often found themselves bankrupt. In 494BC, the plebeians refused the military service and started a 'strike' on Mons Sacer (Holy Hill). The patricians gave up after a while and they created the status and office of the tribune. The tribunes had the right of veto, which meant that they could stop any law to pass by saying 'veto' (no).
Answered by shrishti, 15 Feb '13 09:47 pm

 
  
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The tribunes. In ancient Rome ten tribunes were elected. The plebeians had demanded a say in the government and were ready to fight for it because they felt unfair that they had to fight for Rome and were not allowed to take part in the government. They were also angry because while they were fighting for rome their debts grew and by the end of a war they often found themselves bankrupt. In 494BC, the plebeians refused the military service and started a 'strike' on Mons Sacer (Holy Hill). The patricians gave up after a while and they created the status and office of the tribune. The tribunes had the right of veto, which meant that they could stop any law to pass by saying 'veto' (no).
Answered by Psycho, 08 Feb '13 10:58 am

 
  
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