U.S. & World History Themes
One significant environmental factor that has contributed to the development of Egypt’s civilization is the bond between the Nile River and the Egyptian people. The Nile River provides a large amount of water. Soil is a great productivity caused by the Nile. The water levels began to rise each July and the floods reached their full height by the end of August. The flood began to recede, at the end of October, leaving deposits of silt behind (Metz, 1990). This helped flourish the land to produce an abundance of crops for food and trade. This also attracted settlers. With the cultivating success, the Egyptian society evolved rapidly. The Nile River was also ...view middle of the document...
Even today, tea can be found everywhere. It is one of the most popular beverages throughout the world. (Teavana, 2014).
The California Gold rush and the Irish Potato Famine were both significant aspect in the
development and growth of the United States. The California gold rush is an event that is considered
the most famous geographic event in American history. The Sacramento Valley struck gold in early
1848 and by the end of 1849, the population of non-natives was some 100,000, compared to 2,000 at
the end of 1848.
Many people (mostly men) were leaving families, and mortgaging everything they had to pursue their
dream and to strike it rich. Traveling by foot or by sea to make their journey to California (The Gold Rush of 1849). The large amount of people resulted in new communities developing in Northern California. Becoming a diverse state, people were able to travel easier with the advances made to connections to the sea. This brought people from everywhere and the West grew fast and made immigration possible.
Between 1845 and 1852, the Irish Potato Famine in Ireland also brought growth to the United
States. This was due to failed potato crops in successive years, caused by late blight, and brought
on shore from the cargo holds of ships. The blight spread havoc rapidly through the potato fields. This
caused starvation, diseases, major financial difficulties that devastated the population the people of Ireland. With time, crops began to recover, but the damage of the devastation continued to be a burden leaving people homeless and destitute. The result of deaths is estimated between 500,000 to 1.5 people as a direct effect of the famine, while over another one million migrated from Ireland. (Irish Potato Famine, 1847). In 1850, using the McCorkell Line, Irish population in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore made up a quarter of the population. (The
Radimer Family History Website). The Irish Immigrants were Catholic, while Americans were Protestants. ...