Mesopotamia Dbq Essay

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What will you be doing without any crops or living without writing? Well Mesopotamia created writing and they created irrigation systems which allowed people to grow a surplus (Sur-Plus Surplus means to have extra of something) of food, Mesopotamia was located between the Tigris and Euphrates river Mesopotamia was a successful civilization because their land were fertile and that allowed them to grow a surplus of food by the way did you know that Mesopotamia was the first civilization and they created writing. Mesopotamia impacted the world because they made irrigation systems which allowed them to grow a surplus of food, also they impacted the world because they created writing which allowed people to record events, remember stuff, and to learn. Mesopotamia impacted the world because they created writing which allowed them to learn, record events, and to remember stuff. The Cuneiform Was First developed around 3200 B.C. It was created by Sumerian scribes in the ancient city-state Uruk present-day Iraq, as a means of recording transactions, cuneiform writing was created by using a reed stylus to make wedge-shaped indentations in clay tablets. In document 2 it says "It grew to become a full symbolic alphabet that was used to write letters, laws, …show more content…

Places that have sparse or seasonal rainfall could not sustain agriculture without irrigation. In areas that have irregular precipitation, irrigation improves crop growth and quality. By allowing farmers to grow crops on a consistent schedule, irrigation also creates more reliable food supplies. In document 3 it says "These irrigation systems was the first of their kind and allowed Mesopotamia to grow a surplus of wheat and other crops." this shows why irrigation systems are important and how they impacted the world. this should sum up why irrigation systems are

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