The cause of the rise of the Zhou dynasty was by joining nearby tribes and attack the Shang dynasty.
Life under the Zhou dynasty was unfair because some people were treated nicer than others.
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Some problems were that political overtime broke down.The lords passed their power to there sons and were even less loyal to the king.This caused the Shang dynasty to fall.
According to the text book"They joined with other nearby tribes and attacked and overthrew the Shang dynasty".
The textbook also reads that"The Zhou king was at the highest level. He had granted plot of land to lords, or people of high rank. Lords paid taxes and provided soldiers to the king as needed. Peasants, or farmers with small farms, were at the bottom of the order.Each peasant family earned a small plot of land and had to farm additional land for the noble."
According to the text it said "Over the time, although, the political order broke down. The lords passed their power to there sons, who were less loyal to the king."