SS.6.W.3.15

Explain the reasons for the gradual decline of the Western Roman Empire after the Pax Romana.

Clarifications

Examples are internal power struggles, constant Germanic pressure on the frontiers, economic policies, over dependence on slavery and mercenary soldiers.
General Information
Subject Area: Social Studies
Grade: 6
Strand: World History
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
2109010: M/J World History (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond)
2109020: M/J World History, Advanced (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond)
7821022: Access M/J World History (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 and beyond (current))
2109015: M/J World History and Career Planning (Specifically in versions: 2016 - 2019, 2019 - 2022 (current), 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond)
2109025: M/J World History, Advanced and Career Planning (Specifically in versions: 2016 - 2019, 2019 - 2022 (current), 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond)
7821024: Access M/J World History and Career Planning (Specifically in versions: 2019 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
SS.6.W.3.In.o: Recognize reasons for the gradual decline of the Western Roman Empire, such as internal power struggles, pressures from outside groups, and overdependence on slavery.
SS.6.W.3.Su.o: Recognize a reason for the gradual decline of the Western Roman Empire, such as pressures from outside groups or overdependence on slavery.
SS.6.W.3.Pa.o: Recognize a characteristic of a power struggle.

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