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Ap World History Dbq Research

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What if we had a world without written communication and laws? That would be terrible, but the early River Valley civilizations saved us from that. Around 3500 B.C., in what now is Iraq (OI), the first River Valley civilizations began. Most of the things and items that they invented we still use today. The early civilizations of Mesopotamia and Egypt made key contributions that influenced the future. First the Sumerians invented cuneiform. Cuneiform was the first written language. It was used by the Sumerians (Doc. 1), and the Akkadians (OI). The Sumerians used Cuneiform for business dealing, keeping records, (Doc. 1), for writing literature or myths, and to trade barley (OI). The only people who could write was wealthy males who had …show more content…

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  • Explains that the early river valley civilizations saved us from a world without written communication and laws. mesopotamia and egypt influenced the future.
  • Explains that the sumerians invented cuneiform, the first written language. it was used for business dealing, keeping records, writing literature or myths, and to trade barley.
  • Explains that hammurabi's code was an invention made by the mesopotamians that protected everyone, and the laws were fair.
  • Explains that the egyptian kings built the pyramids of egypt, which were used for houses and tombs for the dead. they influenced us with mathematics, geometry, engineering, and architecture.
  • Explains that the ancient egyptians invented hieroglyphics, a system of writing that was based on pictures.
  • Explains that the early civilizations of mesopotamia and egypt made key contributions that influenced the future. the river valley civilization saved us from not having a world of written communication and laws.

Hammurabi’s code has a very important idea that protected everyone, and the laws were very fair. For example here is one law, if it kill a slave of the owner, then he shall pay slave for slave to the owner of the house. There were different punishments depending on what they did and their class (Doc.2). These lawn were one of the most fair laws there are. In addition, the Egyptians made key contributions to the world. The Egyptian kings built the pyramids of Egypt. The Egyptian pyramids were used for houses, or tombs for the dead kings. The pyramids were very hard to build. If you wanted to build a pyramid you needed multiple skills. The skills you needed were mathematics, geometry, engineering, and architecture (Doc. 3). This is one way the ancient Egyptians influenced us. Another invention made by the Egyptians is hieroglyphics. Hieroglyphics was a system of writing that was based on pictures. The Ancient Egyptians invented hieroglyphics. Hieroglyphics are different from cuneiform. They are different because hieroglyphics are represented by ideas or objects but could also stand for sounds unlike cuneiform. The Egyptians developed paper which helped make keeping records in hieroglyphics easier (Doc. 4). Today we still use some of the Ancient Egyptians

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