Environmental and Geographic Features

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A) Significant environmental/physical geographic factor that contributed to the development of Egypt. Egypt has become one of the most populated countries in the Middle East. But, how did all of these people get there and why did they choose Egypt to settle? Early Egypt can thank it’s main river source, The Nile, for early human civilization. Without “The Gift of the Nile,” Egypt would not have been a desirable place for people to settle. Being that mostly hot, dry deserts surround Egypt, the Nile River provided a sufficient amount of water for irrigation of crops and transportation. According to Louis L. Orlin in the book, Life and Thought in the Ancient near East, the Nile River “is the main avenue of every habitable community” in…show more content…
Many cultures still use tea for medicinal and therapeutic uses. Every country has it’s own way of enjoying tea and brewing it. No matter how an individual enjoys their cup, “tea is the universal drink of countless millions,” all thanks to Ancient China (Saberi, 2010). C) Two significant environmental/geographic factors that contributed to the development/expansion of the United States. One significant geographic factor that contributed to the development and expansion of the United States was the California Gold Rush in 1849. The two fundamental geographic features that aided in the encounter of the California Gold Rush were the large quantities of gold California produced on its grounds and the area’s very fertile land. In 1848, President James K. Polk confirmed that the abundance of gold being found in California was indeed true. As a result of the discovery of this large quantity of gold, population soared and major developments were made not only in California, but also all throughout the United States. Over 300,000, from all over the United States and other countries came to California in hopes to become rich from the gold. Gold mining became very desirable during this time. Being that gold was so easily within reach, California and the United States began to develop rapidly. In the book written by Stewart L. Udall and David Emmons, Rethinking the History of the Old West, it is stated that in an 1852 census, “ California’s
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