Nile River Essay

Register to read the introduction… Early societies in Egypt had to alter their lives in accordance to when the Nile River would have it’s floods. These floods would occur from July-October. The waters of the Nile carried with them rich silt deposits that nurtured Egypt’s land and provided rich soil to produce an abundance of crops for food and trade. Being that the land was so fertile, early settlers had to embark on “three months of intensive agriculture work” to produce the large amount of food needed to survive (Orlin, 2010). These early settlers were so successful in cultivating and harvesting crops that Egyptian area became so densely inhabited. Not only did the Nile provide water for agriculture, it also served as a roadway for transportation. The Nile allowed this early human society to have communication with other countries and it also allowed them to be able to …show more content…
Although the Native Americans had been using the Mississippi River for means of fishing, transport and irrigation, Christopher Columbus was credited with the first to have viewed the Mississippi River in 1842. Nicknamed the “Nile of North America,” the Mississippi River played a large role in the development of the United States, much like the Nile did for Ancient Egypt. The Mississippi river permitted entry to the Southeast from the Gulf Coast. The river was also extremely imperative in permitting the migration of the Northwest area of the United States. The Mississippi River greatly improved trading for the farmers in this area, as well. Being that the land near the Mississippi River was so fertile, it provided farmers with an abundance of agriculture. Once every three years the river would flood and provide the land with rich soil. It also allowed the farmers in this area to ship and transport large amounts of goods to the markets for trade. The Mississippi river is also responsible for making slave trade more accessible. Later, in the 1870s, the United States Government started to build “river control” to control the rivers floods from becoming destructive to the lands. Overall, the Mississippi River played a huge role in the expansion of agriculture, transportation and migration of the United States, much like the Nile did for

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