Highlands Ranch High School - Mr. Sedivy
Dependent on Natural Resources
Fall / Evolution
Paleolithic: Ice Age forced them to move and change.
Neolithic: Moved and evolved.
Origins of Government
Role of Government:
Organized to plan large projects (control water for irrigation, etc.)
Needed to maintain laws and judge lawbreakers.
Oversee large projects.
Rulers were seen as either gods or having been chosen by the gods. Laws were seen as coming from the gods. People were ruled harshly. It was seen as the only way (by the rulers) to get the people to submit - by being afraid). A state of war always existed: either between one people and another, or between the people and a ruler.
Origin of Formal Religion
Development of Specialized Occupations
Historical Periods of
| Mesopotamia & Phoenicians |
Highlands Ranch High School 9375 South Cresthill Lane Highlands Ranch, Colorado 80126 303-471-7000
Mr. Sedivy's History Classes
| Colorado History | American Government | Modern European History | Advanced Placement European History | Rise of England | World History |
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