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Temple During the first three Millennia BC, the Temple played a central role in urban life spiritually and economically. Temples trained the priesthood and thus held the secrets of writing and of the stars. Temples also gave vital economic knowledge to the masses. The rites of the Temple announced the times for planting and for harvest, for flooding and for drought. With a Temple, a City gained stature, commerce, and faith unmatched by any other ancient structure.
Jurisprudence Jurisprudence -- the study of law -- has existed since the origins of society. One of the earliest known sets of laws, Hummurabi's Code, covered matters ranging from criminal law to taxation and property laws. However, the most complex system of laws in the ancient world belonged to the Romans. Under the emperor Justinian, all laws were collected and organized to form the Roman Civil Law which shaped the foundation of our legal system today. Forming a legal system was indispensable in creating a stable and unified society.
Abolitionist The Enlightenment -- which espoused the importance of individual rights --combined with the religious sentiment of the era, helped spawn a powerful new movement aimed at abolishing the institution of slavery. In the United States, the Anti- Slavery Society in the industrialized Northern states, who gained no economic benefits from Slavery, held that Slavery robbed the African his inherent, "natural" rights. On these grounds, the Abolitionists lobbied for the immediate cessation of slavery and slave trading and created the Underground Railway as a means to help slaves escape.
Television In 1939, at the New York World's Fair, RCA set up a special exhibit a bulky radio box that showed pictures synched to the sound. By 1960, TV had broken the power of the motion picture industry. Beyond entertainment, TV brought images of the world into the living room. For example, on March 7, 1965, scenes from Selma, Alabama showed police assaulting the civil rights marchers. Horrified by the images, Congress passed the Civil Rights Bill. The power of TV had been confirmed.
Printing Press Before the printing press, writers used parchment and ink to create longhand manuscripts. Though the demand for books was high, the cost of paper and of the scribe meant that books remained a rare and precious commodity. All this changed with the printing press. The new linen paper from China was cheaper than the parchment made from animal skins. Meanwhile, the moveable-type press eliminated the need to carve separate plates for every copied page. At last, books could be mass-produced.
Space Engineer In the mid-22nd Century, the fusion of new Intelligent Materials, and highly efficient Fuel Cell technology, finally opened Earth orbit to colonization. The early problem in colonization was getting the goods necessary for construction into Space. Moving materials into orbit from the Earth, Moon and asteroids was cumbersome. Enter the Space Engineer who easily and deftly creates construction materials from air-born material. The Space Engineer was a monumental advance, allowing man to finally create Cities in Space.

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