Empire Qin
Updated: 3/29/2021
Empire Qin

Storyboard Text

  • My name is Prince Zhang, and I was born on 259 B.C.E.
  • When I became the ruler of Qin, I became an ambitious King. I did many many bad things to conquer the other rival states.
  • Later on, in 221 B.C.E., I gained control of all of China. I decided to give myself a new title, Qin Shihuangdi.
  • As the ruler of China, I got greatly influenced by Legalism. Legalists believed in strict laws, harsh punishments, and a strong central authority.,
  • I adopted these ideas so that I would not be threatened by powerful lords, I replaced the old system of feudalism with a government he controlled personally.
  • I divided my vast territory into 36 districts. Three officials were assigned to govern each district. One was responsible for the army. Another took care of the laws and agriculture. The third official reported what was going on to the emperor.