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The Fertile Crescent

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seats and discuss your three sticky notes on
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Central Question:
How do different people groups living in
Mesopotamia influence each other? (4.5i)



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What would you do if
someone treated you unfairly?
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Sargon formed the worlds first empire
by conquering the Sumerian city-states.

The Babylonian emperor Hammurabi
created an important legal code.

Key Ideas
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empirestate containing several countries
or territories

cultural traitidea or way of doing things
that is common in a certain culture

Hammurabis Codea set of laws
that governed life in the Babylonian empire

rule of lawthe idea that all members
of a society, even the rich and powerful,
must obey the law
Key Terms
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What were some causes and effects
of conflict in Sumer?
Causes Effects
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Sargon Builds an Empire
Sargon changed the language to Akkadian and
gave key positions to loyal Akkadians.

Sargons troops spread their cultural traits as they
traveled through the Fertile Crescent.

Sargon appointed local rulers, each of whom
served as king of the land he oversaw.
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What helped cause
the end of Sargons empire?


Who united Sumer after Sargon?
Sargons Empire Ends
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The Babylonian Empire


The Amorites took control over some Sumerian cities.

Hammurabi led Babylon to become a powerful empire.
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Why do the laws in Hammurabis Code
use an if . . . then structure?

How did Hammurabis Code differ
from the Ur-Nammu law code?
Hammurabis Code
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How did Sargon build the worlds
first empire and what were the effects?
Sargon build
the worlds
first empire.
Causes Effects
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