Want the deets on Romans vs. Iroquois? Watch this video and find out.
|U.S. History||Colonial America: 1600-1754|
In this corner – the Romans! And we’re not talking about modern-day Romans…
these guys lived thousands of years ago.
The very people who hung out in the Coliseum.
Weighing in at 238 pounds,
the Romans have a Republic system of government…
… in which public opinion reigns supreme.
Their leaders exist to serve the people, rather than themselves. In theory at least.
They are consumed by making scientific, philosophical and intellectual advances.
They believe knowledge is power.
They’ve got good heads on their shoulders… but we shall see if they’re still there
by the time this match is all over!
In the other corner – the Iroquois!
Initially thought to be savage, unintelligent beasts by early colonists, these guys have
proven that they are anything but!
The Iroquois League actually consists of several large groupings of tribes…
…and is a prime example of the sophisticated system of government that the Indians have developed.
Among them – Cadwallader Colden…
Mr. Colden, while studying the Iroquois, was actually accepted as a Mohawk…
… although he wasn’t forced to adopt the hairstyle.
Colden realized by studying these individuals
that they were actually very similar to the ancient Romans…
Their systems of government, emphasis on broadening minds, and belief that the power
should belong to the people links these two groups closely together.
Now… are you ready to rumble?!
Wait…Wait! WAIT!! Hold on a second… what are you doing…?
I hope none of you are still expecting to get a paycheck!