World History 2.03 Worksheet

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Eric Kennedy

A. Complete this chart by filling in the information for each civilization as explained in the assignment.

Phoenicians|The political system of the Phoenicians allowed each Phoenician city-state to have its own ruler, its own form of government, and its own chosen god to worship.|1200 BCE to 800 BCE|Canaanites|City-states were Tyre and Sidon, present day Lebanon and Syria.|Trade, farming | Hebrews |Each tribe set up separate governments connected by their customs.|2000 BCE|King David|Hebrews migrated to a region known as Canaan, roughly corresponding to present-day Israel, western Jordan, southern Syria, and southern Lebanon.|Free religion| Babylonians |Highly-developed court system. One of its greatest rulers, Hammurabi, developed a code of laws that is now known as Hammurabi's Code. This major collection of laws gives insight into the social structure and economic organization of the civilization.|18th Century BCE until the 6th Century BCE.|King Hammurabi|South of modern Baghdad, Iraq, between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers.|Slavery | Persians |Common set of weights and measures and a silver and gold coinage system.|560 BCE and lasted until 330 BCE.|The empire was formed from a nomadic people called the Persians and the Medes, both distantly related to the Hittites, Greeks, and Romans.|Asia Minor to India, including present-day Turkey, Egypt, Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.|Military force| Assyrians|Created a large empire known for warfare and cruelty; also built large libraries and created important art and architecture; religion adopted from Babylonians|2000-600BCE; Assyrian farmers date back to 7th century BCE|Semitic people (similar to Hebrews); greatest leader was Sargon II (extended empire, deported people of Israel); strongly influenced by Sumeria; merchants traded throughout the Middle East |Found in what is present day Iraq in the Middle East; Empire eventually extended from present day Turkey...
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