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  1. Vocabulary Words By Tristan

  2. Mesopotamia • A region of southwestern Asia in present-day Iraq, between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. • Proof: This word basically means a piece of land between two rivers.

  3. Sumer • A ancient city-state the southern part of Mesopotamia. This area then became Babylon. • Proof: This refers to a southern piece of the land between the two rivers.

  4. City-States • A independent city that teams up with the land around it to form a state. • Proof: A city state basically acts like its own country

  5. Irrigation Systems • A system that brings water to land. • Proof: In those times an irrigation system was levees, dams and little rivers.

  6. Sumerians • Something to do with the Sumer people or place. • Proof: This is like saying American.

  7. levee • A wall built to prevent a river flood. • Proof: with out levees parts of city-states would flood.

  8. Silt • Clay or sediment carried by water. • Proof : Silt clogged the Mesopotamian Irrigationsystems

  9. Tigris River • The Tigris river isthe east river of Mesopotamia. • Proof: The Tigris river was one of the great farming rivers.

  10. Euphrates river • A river to the southwest of Mesopotamia. • Proof: The Euphrates river is the other great farming river.