I must act with virtue and moral to please my people and keep the mandate with us.
The Zhou Dynasty
Thank you for serving me and showing nobility and loyalty throughout the years. In return I will give you this plot of land.
The Qin Dynasty
We are a very strong military force and we will difeat and conquer you.
The Zhou Dynasty was the longest ruling dynasty in history. In the Zhou dynasty the Mandate of Heaven idea was formed. The Chinese believed that the Mandate was formed because of virtue and ethical behavior. They believed that if the rulers did not act virtuously, they would lose the mandate.
I must follow my leaders orders and execute this Confucian scholar because he went up against my ruler.
To keep their land, the Zhou followed a feudal system where people of nobility were given land in return for their loyalty to the emperor. This system of feudalism had 3 classes of society which included the nobles,commoners, and slaves
The Han Dynasty
I am the emperor who came up with the Great Wall of China. This wall helped defend our land from the nomadic invaders known as the Mongols.
During the Warring States period, the state of Qin was one of the strongest powers. The stat of Qin had a centralized government and a strong military. Slowly, Qin started to defeat other rival states
The Han dynasty
OVERTHROW THE EMPEROR
NO MORE WUDI
Let us overthrow the emperor and become powerful!
The Qin dynasty followed the philosophy legalism. Qin Shi Huang Di was the creator of legalism. Legalism emphasized strict laws and efficient government. Qin was a harsh ruler and believed people who go against him should be executed.
In the Han Dynasty, a new emperor named Wudi took over. Wudi immediately started to strengthen China's armies and found many successful battle strategies. The emperor also ordered the Great Wall of China to be built to defend nomadic invaders. The great historical monument still stands today.
The end of the Han Dynasty was when a group of people decided to overthrow the emperor. This group was called the Yellow Turbans. The emperor gave up his thrown in 220 CE.