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Qin Dynasty P. 194-195

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  1. Qin Dynasty P. 194-195 I. Shi Huangdi takes the throne (221 B.C.) A. Shi Huangdi means “first emperor” B. followed Legalist beliefs C. He created a strong government with strict laws and harsh punishments D. Shi Huangdi demanded that everyone follow his policies 1. He burned all books that did not agree with Legalism 2. Those who opposed were buried alive E. Shi Huangdi’s armies expanded the empire 1. To ensure no future revolts, when his soldiers conquered a city, he had them destroy its walls and take all its weapons

  2. Qin Dynasty P. 194-195 II. China under the Qin A. Shi Huangdi claimed all power and did not share it with the lords B. He forced commoners to work on government projects 1. Workers faced years of hardship, danger and death C. Shi Huangdi divided China into districts, each with its own governor; the districts were then divided into counties governed by officials 1. This helped enforce his tax system and a strict chain of command

  3. III. Emperor Shi HuangdiPolicies A. Strong government with strict laws B. Standard laws, writing system, money, and weights throughout China IV. Achievements A. Unified China B. Built network of roads and canals C. Built irrigation system to improve farming D. Built the Great Wall across northern China E. Terracotta Warriors

  4. III. Emperor Shi HuangdiPolicies A. Strong government with strict laws B. Standard laws, writing system, money, and weights throughout China IV. Achievements A. Unified China B. Built network of roads and canals C. Built irrigation system to improve farming D. Built the Great Wall across northern China E. Terracotta Warriors

  5. The Great wall