Following the founding of Rome in 753 BC, the new Romans formed a council that would cometo be called the Senate and the Assemblies of the People. The Senate was made up of representatives from the tribes of Rome that were elected by the citizens to represent their interests when governing the city and to oversee the public purse. The Assemblies were meetingsof the people to vote for magistrates and vote on propositions put before them in order to makelaws.Following the founding of the United States in 1776 AD the Americans formed the congress, a bicameral legislative branch of the US government; The Senate, two Senators per State, and theHouse of Representatives with the number of Representatives corresponding to the number of citizens in the state. Both ³Houses´ meet to consider and vote on legislation and oversee the public purse.Romulus, no doubt a great general, was elected the first king of Rome. He is thought to haveinvited all the dispossessed people of Italy to come and make their home within Rome¶sterritories to help populate the city and provide soldiers for the army. The same can be said of theearly United States with the election of George Washington a great general and the US¶s liberalimmigration policies.Eventually the Roman¶s elected Monarchy was replaced with the Roman Republic which wasgoverned by annually elected magistrates instead of the king in addition to the Senate and theAssemblies (For background info seehttp://www.imperatorbook.com).Having conquered or otherwise acquired possession of the Italian peninsula, Romans embarkedupon a series overseas wars that were defensive in nature or on behalf of her allies. Havingvanquished the Carthaginians and Macedonia, Rome emerged from the three Punic Wars as oneof the ancient world¶s two superpowers, the other being the Persian empire of The Parthians far to the east.Having conquered or otherwise acquired possession of what is now the continental United States,Americans embarked upon overseas wars that were defensive in nature or on behalf of our alliesand after the Spanish American War and two World Wars the US emerged as one of twosuperpowers of the modern world, the second being the Russian Empire of the Soviet Union far to the east.Upon Rome¶s ascension to the pinnacle of power throughout the western world anunprecedented period of freedom of movement ensued, insured by Rome¶s Legions and her roads, ushering in a golden age for those subjects of the empire in good standing.