A poor peasant named Hong Wu overthrew the Mongol Empire. He named his dynasty another word for brilliant, or intelligence, Ming.
Work was basically on the daily for those in the Ming Dynasty, Manufacturing and farming were the main jobs.
The government involved many changes. The changes brought over peace and wealth. Many farmer moved into the north, which made for more crops such as corn and potatoes.
Downfall of Ming
Leader Yong Le, came into the government helped a intellectual part of the country come about, this being 2000 scholars being hired to work in a library. He moved to the capital and lived in a palace built just for him in the Forbidden City.
Zheng he took a total of 7 trips across Indian Ocean to Africa. Bringing back goods from trade, animals for the zoo the emperor had created, and tributes for him as well He also helped develop a sea power, giving the dynasty great wealth.
Ming dynasty began to fall because of uncareful leaders, foreigners took control of the dynasty.