His law reaffirmed the long ignored limit of 500

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His law reaffirmed the long-ignored limit of 500  ingera  of arable public land per person and  instituted a commission to confiscate surplus land and re-distribute it to the poor Innovations of Tiberius Sempronius Gracchs Submitted the law to the Plebian Assembly without discussion from Senate. Law vetoed by  a fellow tribune, Marcus Octavius, then taken to the Senate for discussion and rejected by  the Senate Then resubmitted his law to the Plebian Assembly and Octavius persisted in his veto both  contrary to custom. So Tiberius asks Octavius to be removed and to pass the law. Tiberius then sought re-election as tribune…on the day of vote, members of the senate  tried to get presiding consul to authorize the use of force to stop Tiberius. The consul  refused and a mob left the Senate meeting to “save the republic” and clubbed Tiberius and  hundreds of his supporters to death. Younger Brother Gaius Sempronius Gracchus Elected tribune he proposes
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A law assuring Roman citizens of wheat Resumption of land distribution and the foundation of new colonies The provincial tax collection be sold to third parties ( publicani ) That some juries be composed of equites  or equestrian class, rather than only the  senatorial class After confrontation between Gaius Gracchus and the consul over Gaius’ land reforms, the  consul asked the Senate to declare a state of emergency, thereby authorizing him to  protect the Republic. The consul and his supporters attacked and killed Gaius Gracchus 
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  • Spring '06
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  • pH, Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus, Lucius Cornelius Sulla, Marius’ Mules.

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