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Themes in the U.S. and World History

In the riverbed there was also sandstone and limestone that was used for building temples, statues and pyramids. The second way the Nile benefited Egypt development was the benefit to agriculture. The Nile provided farmers a way to irrigate crops as well as provided fertile top soil to farmers. The Nile had a wide riverbed which decreased chances of flooding and made it safer and more predictable. The last way the Nile affected development was its economical benefit. The Nile tributaries could be taken north to trade with the Mediterranean area and out to trade with South Africa.

Part B The origin of the chariot is Mesopotamia. The concept of a chariot was spread to other societies by travelers, traders and military use during invasions and wars. The chariot was modified by different societies by changing what it was built with depending on what type of wood and supplies available, how it was used and by how many soldiers, as well as adapting the weapons to accommodate the soldier on the chariot. Chariots impacted the other societies by changing the way people could travel as well as how efferent societies military fought.

Part C Two major factors that affected the United States development was the Mississippi River and the amount of gold in foothills and rivers of California. The Mississippi River is about 2,300 miles long and is one of the top ten most powerful rivers in the world. Two major tributaries are the Ohio River and Missouri River and it connects several parts of the country. The river made it possible for settlers to send cargo and trade downriver. It inspired Americans to create boats that could make two way trips up and down river.

This was ouch faster than previous methods and also required less work and money for those needing to transport cargo. The potential profit and benefits from being able to trade and send cargo easily attracted more Americans to the river. Cities were developed to accommodate the increase in people needing to utilize the river. The Mississippi River also provided fertile, well irrigated soil for farming and easy transportation of corn and other crops. The gold in the foothills and rivers in California inspired the quick expansion of population to the west coast.

The journey to the west coast was long and ere dangerous but the hope of gold and prosperity motivated many people to take the risk to move to California. Many gold seekers came from America but the gold rush established some diversity in California when people came from as far as Europe, Australia and Asia to look for gold. San Franciscans population increased to about 36,000 the five years following the start of the gold rush. Many other cities were quickly developed to accommodate the migration of people to California.

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