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A stylus. Styluses were used through the Middle Ages and can be made of reed, ceramic, or metal. The earliest styluses were used by the ancient Mesopotamians.

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It is called a Stylus, they used it long ago . Originally from Mesopotamia :b

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cunieform script

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What president's nickname meant good at a wedge?

Abraham Lincoln was called the Rail splitter because of a previous occupation. An axe and a wedge at generally used to split rails from logs.


Where did writing develop?

Once men found that they could make marks to signify syllables and sounds, there was no longer a need to draw pictures. By 3000 BC, the Sumerians, the Hittites, the Babylonians, and the Assyrians developed cuneiform writing, a system of wedge-shaped marks impressed in clay that was able to completely express the various languages. By 1700 BC, the Minoan Empire had developed and actual script. The wedge shaped figures disappeared, and people began to write in flowing curves. But it still represented only items and ideas and, at the best, a few syllables. An alphabet was needed. It arrived a thousand years after the onset of the Minoan script, and it began a whole new era. The ancient Romans gave us most of our modern languages. Their language was Latin, the basis for most of the Western tongues. The actual shapes of the letters we use in print today are descended from the shapes of the early Roman letters. Then, writing came to another stand still. The alphabet had been formalized, standard shapes for all the letters had been adopted, and that was it. Learning to read was a luxury because it was so difficult to obtain reading material. A new invention was needed - a way to make many copies easily and cheaply. The date was 1440 and it marked man's first use of movable type.


How did the british plan to cut off new england end?

During the American War of Independence, the British planned to isolate and then re-occupy the New England colonies in a variety of ways. Most decisively, they invaded upstate New York in the middle of 1777, aiming to drive a wedge between the New England colonies and the rest of the "rebel" territory. Their campaign came to a halt with defeats in several battles around Saratoga, NY, in the autumn of 1777.


Why do people participate in the decision-making process of the government?

Without the participation of the people of any country that believes in the doctrine that all are created equal, have the freedom of religion (or not), the ability to work, prosper in their chose of lifestyle, and respect the beliefs of others; then anarchy is the outcome. All who voice their opinion and vote for the best person to represent the majority have the protection of their convictions. Those who do not take the consequences of no voice in their government on their behalf.Also, our country (Canada) has the privilege of being democratic and we get to choose our leaders and who we think will help our home prosper. If we don't participate then it is useless. What is 20 minutes of your time helping your country to you? A waste of time? You shouldn't even have to ask this question!How quick you answered, did you really understand what this question is about? In the United States, we have a huge problem now of " apathy and indifference toward government" oh yes, only 40% come to the voting polls and they are a small representation of the vast number of voters that fail to use the power of their vote. The original founding fathers who made our "Constitution with its bill of rights" are rolling over in their graves at the sorry state we have become. The Minority, will and has thwarted the needs and the will of the majority in this country." There is no honor or social convictions toward the elderly, needy, uneducated, poor, but there is "a strong odor of self serving in government, and corporate agendas to control and change the basis of economy and the Constitution our foundling fathers created (so the people could have a voice). The wedge of the "American Pie" is now on the lays of the minority and not in the whole anymore. Elected officials are there to do the bidding of the citizens of this country and they are failing! The "oligarchy" control of the past 15 plus years has caused this country to be a dismal testimony to what we have became a nation of. I for one cry "for shame America, for shame!"


Who does this amendment 15 benefits?

If the question is who does the 15th Amendment benefit?, then the simple answer should be the people. Assuming this was the question, the longer answer is that it benefited those people previously denied the privilege to vote because of race, color or servitude. The whole slavery issue in American history is the single greatest flaw in the Constitution of the United States. Before the Constitution there was the Declaration of Independence, which asserted that all people were free to live their life and enjoy liberty in their pursuit of happiness. The Constitution drafted was founded on this principle and yet when it came to the slaves who existed in nearly every state in the union at that time, they were counted, in terms of enumeration in regards to apportionment of state representatives, as three fifths of a person. This bizarre calculation was known as the "three fifths compromise" and it is a product of the "great compromise" which created our bicameral legislative bodies. The three fifths compromise is what kept slaves from having rights in a country filled with great men who asserted boldly that all people were created equal and were free and in possession of certain rights. The greatest tragedy of the three fifths compromise is that it directly contradicted the original premise of the Constitution. It set precedent for acceptable servitude, and the 15th Amendment, 14th and 13th Amendments all were written supposedly to right that wrong. The 13th Amendment quite effectively takes the first step by abolishing slavery. No one can abrogate or derogate the rights of another, this has been declared self evident. The abolition should have been condition of entering into the union of the federal government being forged. This new democratic experiment was still very fragile (It remains fragile today.) and as a new country it had enemies, England, of course being the biggest threat. Many of those in attendance of the Constitutional Convention believed it was necessary that all thirteen states enter into this union, for fear that if there were two new governments such as the north and the south, those who lived in the north were fearful that England would seek alliance with the southern government, and the south was suspicious of the north and their abolitionists views and feared a stronger northern government meant trouble for the south. Thus the three fifth compromise was invented and it stands as an infamous example of why we should all avoid making compromises. The South's succession was only postponed, and the war that followed killed more Americans than the Revolution that preceded, the Spanish-American, Mexican-American, World War I, World War II and the Vietnam war combined. That the 15th Amendment actually benefits anybody is somewhat dubious given that the controversy surrounding the 14th Amendment that precedes it. The 14th Amendment is a crafty piece of legislation where suddenly the very same rights acknowledged by much of the Bill of rights, or the first 10 Amendments is now granted to those people subject to the United States making them citizens of the United States. Where the 13th Amendment flatly abolished slavery and servitude the 14th Amendment turns around and makes the now freed slaves subjects of the United States of America, and grants them the rights they all ready had. Far from fixing the error of the three-fifth compromise, the 14th Amendment not only kept slaves as a new form of slave, it sought to grant rights to all people "Born or naturalized in the United States..." Grant rights all ready possessed and listed in the Bill of Rights. That the 15th Amendment grants the right to vote for certain people of race, color or former servitude, it does not grant the right to vote to all people of race, color or former slaves as women still could not vote. Instead of using the courts to successfully assert individual rights the government of the people, for the people, and by the people became the government that wrote Constitutional Amendments that would grant rights and equal protection under the law rather than acknowledge that any person regardless of race, sex or creed had the right to life, liberty and property from the moment they were born. It could be argued that much of the division between Black and White people, or to be more "politically correct" African Americans and Caucasians stems from this error in law and might not exist today if these problems were addressed properly from the beginning. That more black people, populate our prison system than do white people is a fact. Is this a product of black people being made subject to the "authority" of the United States by the 14th Amendment while most white people still enjoyed much of their natural rights? That Black people were granted the right to vote by the 15th Amendment but look at the electioneering today and how politicians manipulate the "African-American" vote by creating wedge issues. Even today we ask ourselves if America is ready for a black President. Black people, or negroid or African-American they are people and while there may be cultural differences between them and Caucasians, the racial divide and institutional racism that quite clearly exists in our "elected government" is a sad and tragic indictment on all of us here in this country. Black people didn't need the 14th and 15th Amendments as they all ready had the very same rights their previous slave owners had, and their descendants are in possession of them today. The real problem is that we tend to turn towards collectives to right the wrongs we are faced with, but in a purely legal sense black people will not be truly free in this country until they formally and as a matter of public record assert their rights instead of assuming that the Constitution protects their rights. It sadly, does not, and remains the greatest tragedy of our not yet great country today.

Related questions

What did sumerians use to write with on cuneiform?

Sumerians used reeds to write on clay tablets when they created cuneiform script. The reeds were shaped into a triangular point, which they pressed into wet clay to form the wedge-shaped characters of cuneiform.


What were the stylus's made of for cuneiform writing?

Cuneiform styluses were typically made of reeds or wood. These materials were used to make wedge-shaped impressions on clay tablets to create the cuneiform script.


Why is the Sumerian writing called cuneiform?

The term "cuneiform" comes from the Latin words "cuneus" (wedge) and "forma" (shape), describing the wedge-shaped characters used in Sumerian writing. These characters were impressed into clay tablets using a stylus, creating a distinctive wedge-shaped impression.


What was the of name of the wedge-shaped writing form developed by the summerians?

it's called stylus and made for writing in their stone tablets


What is cuneiform and why is it wedge shaped?

Cuneiform is an ancient writing system that was used in Mesopotamia. It is wedge-shaped because it was originally impressed into clay tablets using a reed stylus, which created wedge-shaped marks. This writing system was developed by the Sumerians around 3000 BCE and was later adopted by other civilizations in the region.


What is wedge shape writing?

Wedge-shaped writing, also known as cuneiform, is a system of writing used in ancient Mesopotamia. It involves using a wedge-shaped stylus to create impressions on clay tablets to represent words and sounds. Cuneiform was one of the earliest forms of writing and was used by civilizations such as the Sumerians, Babylonians, and Assyrians.


Why Sumerians writing is calle cuneiform?

The ancient Sumerian writing system is known as "cuneiform" from the Latin cuneus ("wedge "), because the symbols are wedge-shaped, and marked into clay tablets with a stylus. The characters of cuneiform writing were originally pictorial, but because of the method of writing, they evolved into collections of wedge-shaped marks with little visual indication to their origins.


What wedge-shaped writing system did sumerians develope?

the wedge shaped writing system is called cuneiform.


What is the name of the wedge shaped writing form?

Cuneform is the name of the Sumerian wedge-shaped form of writing


What is wedge shaped marketing on clay tablets?

Cuneiform


How did Egyptian writing different from Sumerian writing?

Sumerian is the oldest known written language in human history. The writing was called cuneiform after the wedge shaped writing instrument. The pictograms were etched onto clay tablets and fired in kilns to make the writing endure. It was replaced by the Aramaic around 900BC. The Egyptians developed hieroglyphics, and they wrote on papyrus made from reeds. Papyrus was cheaper and easier to produce and keep than the clay tablets.


What wedge shaped writing system did sumerians develope?

the wedge shaped writing system is called cuneiform.