Meso-american DBQ Meso-american society surprised European explorers as the cities and civilizations they found were flourishing and complex as opposed to the savagery they had expected. A large contributing factor to this relatively advanced culture was the specific role played by Meso-american technology. These many technologies affected all areas of life, from more efficient harvesting and better weaponry to the ability to create a specialized labor force, technology developed and shaped all facets of Meso-american society. Technology had an extreme impact upon agriculture in the Americas. This is evident through their ingenuity of floating gardens, knowledge of plants' uses such as the Maguey plant, the sowing of corn, and written records of agricultural products.
Irrigation from the two rivers made it possible for the early settlers to farm and had abundant crops for trade. Furthermore, the supply of water from the two rivers were used for grazing areas for cattle and sheep. As a result, Mesopotamian had a lot of food variety they can choose from and permitted others to look for different jobs; for example, making clay pots and tools. Thus, new jobs developed and buildings and dams were built (Britannica, 2011) Part B The development of the chariot provides as a great example of diffusion throughout the continents. Chariots was invented in Mesopotamia to carry a driver and an archer for war.
It also gave them the ability to teach others how to grow crops so they can live in America without starving. The Europeans that colonized America benefitted from the knowledge of the Native Americans because they did not know how to find their own food. Before the Native Americans taught the Europeans how to grow their own food, they were eating whatever they could get their hands onto. The Europeans took advantage of the Native Americans and took over their territory. Understanding the terrain was a crucial element to learn because they would know where to grow crops, find animals to eat and know where safety is.
The picture implies that the technology used by farmers had become more and more popular, causing most farmers to take part in Bonanza farming in which they would harvest larger amounts of land in order to participate in large-scale commercial farming. Document J, written by Williams J. Bryan, infers that the cities heavily rely on the farms, but the farms do not rely on the cities in return. He mentions this due to the fact that typically those in the cities longed for the gold standard to take place whereas the farming class preferred the inflation of currency through the
Although the Incas were more advanced and modern in their ways, the Inca and Aztec Empires were similar in some of the aspects that allowed them to be so successful and powerful. First, both civilizations had intensive agriculture mandated by the state. The crops were then redistributed to all the social classes equally. Both economies depended greatly on agriculture and farming, even producing some of the same crops such as corn and squash. Although agriculture based societies have been around for a long time in history and were pretty much the norm in this time period, their agriculture systems still created a surplus of crops, which allowed for increased populations.
The sweet potato industry, although a high value industry, is becoming increasingly competitive. This underlines the importance of efficiency in minimising the loss of valuable soil. Large amounts of rainfall can result in the loss of soil on cultivated farmland. The loss of soil does not just affect the farmers it also affects the community The aim of the project was to increase awareness of soil health and to develop the best soil management practices for the Cudgen plateau. Figure [ 2 ] Water Way On the Cudgen Plateau, three adjoining landholders implemented soil conservation measures and strategies.
Through the Columbian Exchange there were new varieties of plants, animals, and diseases that the Europeans transferred to the Americas. The new plants and animals had an enormous impact on the natural environment of the Americas. The new plants such as wheat, olives, grapes, rice, bananas, and sugar created a variety of dietary options. European livestock multiplied prolifically and destroyed land by trampling the land with their hooves. The introduction of cattle and horses specifically provided transportation and mobility in warfare in addition to hides and meat.
The Japanese enjoyed kendo and sumo a lot ; although they also establishes Kenjinkai, which are associations used to serve the needs of the immigrant generation in Japanese American Communities. Their greatest contribution to the Imperial Valley was agriculture, although they began as migrant laborers, overtime they rose to the ranks of crew bosses and foremen for the large companies, then became share-croppers, and eventually leased and even owned their own farmland until the 1913 Alien Land Law. The Japanese were instrumental in establishing the Imperial Valley as major produce growing region. They concentrated on lettuce, melons, and tomatoes. Furthermore they were also heavily involved in such crops as alfalfa, barley, cabbage, cotton, cucumbers, dates, grapefruit, grapes, peas, and squash, among others.
In this rich new soil, farmers could plant and harvest enormous quantities of wheat and barley, which also led to surpluses that allowed their villages to grow. Unfortunately, if the floodwaters were a few higher than usual, it would spread to mud brick villages nearby, destroying houses, granaries and previous seeds that farmers needed for planting. The Nile
The technology that was developed in this quest to revolutionize the agricultural industry was driven by one goal, so that one farmer could plant, grow and harvest more acres than ever seen before (Aaron, 2007). The impact that the technology revolution, such as tractors and food production plants, has had in agriculture has shifted the American populace from a nation of farmers, nearly one out of four, to a nation of consumers where a single farmer could now claim to feed over one hundred and twenty nine Americans (Pollan, 2007). The final transformation is when farming became big business and replaced the quality and ownership of raw food products with value added commodities and brand recognition. The days when raw products where bundled in sacks of the farm’s name and its pride, which has now been replaced with large elevator mills and mountains of surplus where accountability is lost (Aaron, 2007). The goal of feeding the world has now become one of the greatest handicaps in food nutrition, through the overproduction of crops and the depletion of nutrients in the soil.