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Social Classes

Social levels, social hierarchy. and social levels are all the same thing
Here is the definition of two very simmilar words:

hi·er·ar·chy

/ˈhaɪexternal image thinsp.pngəˌrɑrexternal image thinsp.pngki,ˈhaɪexternal image thinsp.pngrɑr-/ external image dictionary_questionbutton_default.gif [hahy-uh-rahr-kee,hahy-rahr-] external image dictionary_questionbutton_default.gif
noun,plural-chies.1) Any system of people or things ranked one above another.

**SOCIAL CLASS** (noun) The noun SOCIAL CLASS has 1 sense:
2) people having the same social or economic status

Familiarity information: SOCIAL CLASS used as a noun is very rare.




In simpler words, a group of people ranked in order from greatest classes to lowest classses.

Fetures of a civilization
Heres another great video to show you what the social classes were all about.


SOCIAL PYRAMID


These are the social levels in Mesopotamia
These are the social levels in Mesopotamia

These are the social levels in Mesopotamia. Click on the pyramid to experience social levels is Mesopotamia.

Social Levels were based on wealth, jobs, kids, house size, apperence, health, and art.

Slaves


Slaves were controlled by higher ranked authority, like kings, priests, elders, and normal Mesopotamian people. They did not have any of their own rights. They did not make money for all of their work, but they did get a small shelter to live in while not working. They had to live with many other people in their shelter who worked for the same owner

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Normal People


The Normal People in ancient Mesopotamia, had their own rights and could do almost anything they wanted to do that didn't break the law. They had the slaves working for them anywhere the owner pleased. They had jobs where they got paid.



Cities usually had different social groups. Some people were richer and more powerful than others. Ur had three levels of society. At the top were the most powerful government officials, priests, and soldiers. The society's second level was made up of merchants, teachers, laborers, farmers, and craftsmen. At the bottom of the social scale were the slaves, who often had been captured during battle.



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Mesopotamian vidoe
This videos consists of actually six videos and have little to do with social classes, but it's very educational.




Mesopotamian Social Classes


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C I K M A B W S V Y T I Y T N
N S F S T Q G G H H V L G M O
E I S N E N X O T C Q R Z E I
L S I E I V L D C R U R R S T
P L R K S H A M L A O S B O A
O E S F F S B L L R D U P P Z
E V A T N D A B S E I O O O I
P E Z C I S Q L N I R B P T L
L L Y Q P J N O C H R O U A I
A L C T U T L B G L S S W M V
M A N K E E D I X A A O J I I
R I R L F I E G Y I A I M A C
O C X Y Q J C N C C F B C N E
N O D W Z J M O S O X H Q O Z
P S K B M W K D S S O U J X S
civilization
slaves
kings
social classes
mesopotamia
social hierarchy
normal people
social levels
queens
society
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