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1

Developed cities as centers of:

trade for a region.

2

Organized Government: as cities grew, population grew and required:

leadership to over see building irrigation systems
create laws
collect taxes
organize defense

3

formalized Religion: why were religious leaders powerful?

Lead ceremonies and interpreted will of the gods

4

Specialization of Labor evolved as cities grew. give examples

engineers
artisans
merchants
traders
tax collectors

5

Social classes developed based upon people's:

wealth
occupation
influence

6

Record keeping and Writing: why important?

need for a permanent record of their society
keep track of taxes

7

Arts and Architecture: why important?

Style and techniques reflected wealth and power and brought prestige to rulers