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Chapter 5, Lesson 3: Starting Cities (pp. 135-141)

I. A City on the Plain

II. Features of a City

    A. In cities, people learned to get organized, by leaders, to work together.

    B. As labor began to get more specialized, many different kinds of jobs were created.

    C. Cities developed different social groups, with some people richer and more powerful than others.

    D. People in cities were able to develop long-distance trade.

III. An Early Civilization
    A. A civilization is complex society with a stable food supply, specialization of labor, a system of government, social levels, and a highly developed culture.

    B. Many early civilizations around the world grew up near river valleys.

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