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Copy of Social Structure in Ancient Civilizations

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Jessi Moore

on 18 February 2014

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Social Structure in Ancient Civilizations
Thank you for your attention!
Social Structure may not be that noticable in America, but in other regions it dictates your day to day life.
Ancient India & Egypt just had very rigid social structures
Social Structure is the way in which people are organized in any given civilization.

In ancient civilizations and in some today, people are ranked as more powerful than others based on multiple factors. These can change from region to region.
India divides people up into classes called

Once you are born into a Caste you must stay at that status for the rest of your life

Your Caste tells you what kind of job, schooling, spouse and friends you can and can not have.
Ancient Egyptians were grouped in a hierarchical system with the Pharaoh at the top and farmers and slaves at the bottom. The groups of people nearest the top of society were the richest and most powerful.
What is Social Structure?
Ancient Egypt Social Structure
Money, Jobs, Religion, Race, Gender, Ethnicity, Age

and many other factors affected a persons status
within that structure in ancient times.
Every civilization has a social structure, even if its Upper Class, Middle Class & Lower Class --> all deteremined by income.

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