History Term
Definition in your own words
Use the word in a sentence that shows your understanding of the history term
human sacrifices
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a person who killed as part of a religious ritual.
in this chapter some poeple was a human sacrfice.
clan
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A large group of ffriends and family.
Everyone has a clan.
Shang Dynasty
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Thechinese dynasty that ruled the area around the Huang He from 1700 to 1122 B.C.E.
The Shang Dynansty was avery historical moment back in those days.
ancestor worship
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Honoring ancestors through rituals such as offering food and wine to the dead.
I think thats great how some people have those types of rituals.
logograph
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Awritten character that represents a word.
In america we kind of have logograph.
economy
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A system of managing the wealth of a community or region.
In america we're going through an bad economy.
Confucianism
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A Chinese philosophy that emphasizes proper behavior.

Daoism/Taoism

A Chinese philosophy that emphasizes living in harmony with nature.
Means to stay peaceful with nature.
Legalism
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Strict obedience to laws.
To be obedient.
Mandate of Heaven
A power believed to be granted by god.
That the people do anything that god told tells/told them to do.
feudalism
A system of governments based on landowners and tenants.
Landowners probably believed in certain things.
Zhou Dynasty
A line of rulers in China from about 1045 to 256 B.C.E.
I think that the Zhou dynasty didn't have that many details in their dynasty.
Confucius
The person who found Confucianism.
I think that Confucius was a smart man because he made history.
civil servants
A person who works for a government.
There are a lot of people who work for the government.
Qin Shihuangdi
The man who became emperor over a united China from 221 to 210 B.C.E.
I thought that the Qin dynasty had a lot of details in the book.
standardize
To make the same.
I sometimes have to standardize some stuff in some classes of mine.
exile
Living away from one's native country.
There are a lot of people who are exile and their famous.
immortal
Able to live forever.
In some Chinese religion some people thought that their kings were immortal.
Han Dynasty
The Chinese dynasty that ruled from about 206 B.C.E. to 220 C.E.
I think that the Han ruled for about 400 years.
bureacucracy
A form of government in which a few rule many others.

calligraphy
The art of fine handwriting.
All city states etc. might have calligraphy.
anesthetic
Something that takes away the feeling of pain.
You could always try acupuncture.
Silk Road
A network of trade routes that stretched more than 4,000 miles across Asia.
The silk road helped out some Chinese citizens probably.
Zhang Qian
A Chinese explorer named Zhang Qian is often called the Father of the Silk Road.
I think that its cool that the Chinese made a name for the Silk Road.