Qin Shi Huang Di ends warring states period becoming China’s 1st Emperor. • He unified China & changed government positions from hereditary to appointed= gained loyalty. • Harsh Legalist control & created a Bureaucracy (organized political structure) to bring order to China (moved rivals to capital & took weapons away). • Created standard or set laws, writing, money, & weights & measures. • Building projects, roads, irrigation, canals, Great Wall (created by taxes & forced labor) • The last two bullet points strengthened the economy, communication, movement, & protection. • Qin Shi Huang Di dies=empire weakens & peasants revolt lead to their fall & begins the Han Dynasty.