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Krishnaja Karri 2A Ancient River Valley Civilizations DBQ Essay The ancient river valley civilizations made many impacts on our society today. They made many impacts to social classes, politics, economics, religions, and technology today. For example, Mesopotamia made the first form of writing. Ancient Egypt had and spread the knowledge of mathematics, engineering, geometry, and architecture. Ancient India discovered plastic surgery and how to vaccinate against the flu 1000 years before the europeans discovered it. Lastly, Ancient China invented many innovations that are still used today like gunpowder, ice cream, and glasses. They also had art advancements like porcelain. As a result, we have a lot of social, political, economical, religious, and technological advances. Mesopotamia had many impacts on the world we live in today. They had the first written language and the first set of written laws called the Code of Hammurabi. For example, in document 1 it states the following, “People kept records and new ideas were now able to be passed easily from generation to generation.” This shows that people could keep records and spread ideas They because of the Sumerian invention, Cuneiform. Another example is that in document 2 it states the following, “Although he was a brutal warrior, his greatest achievement was his code of laws , which he had engraved on a towering stone monument.” This shows that Hammurabi made the first written laws, which must had been really important because it was carved on a towering stone monument. As a result, Mesopotamia made some great changes and impacts on the world today.

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