History Term
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Use the word in a sentence that shows your understandingof the history term
human sacrifices
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a person who is killed as a part of a religious ritual
A lot of religion make human sacrifices.
clan
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a large group of friends and family
John and his clan went to look for food.
Shang Dynasty
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the Cinese dynasty that ruled around the Huang He from 1700 to 1122 B.C.E
Shang ruled near the Huang He river.
ancestor worship
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honoring ancestors through rituals, such as offering food and wine to the dead.
Sam and his family gave food and wine for an ancestor worship ritual.
logograph
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a written character that represtents a word
People in China used logographs for a written language
economy
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a system of managment that controlls the wealth of a community or region
Many communities had to build an economy.
Confucianism
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A Chinese philosophy that makes good behavior
Confucius was the person who made Confucianism.
Daoism/Taoism
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A Chinese philosophy that lets you live in harmony with nature
It is said in that kings that do less in Daoism are the kings that do better
Legalism
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A Chinese philosophy that makes harsh punishments when you do something wrong
Unlike Daoism, Legalism gives harsh punishments when you do something wrong sometis they are killed.
Mandate of Heaven
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A power or law believed that it was granted by god
To justify that Zhou's conquest over China they claimed they had been given the Mandate of Heaven.
feudalism
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A system with the government based on landowners
Under feudalism the king was to rule all the land in their dynasty.
Zhou Dynasty
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A dynasty that lasted about from 1045 to 256 B.C.E
The Zhou dynasty was in the central plains of China.
Confucius
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the man who created Confucianism
Confucius is the most favorite philosopher in Cinese History.
civil servants
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People that work for the government
They were mostly made up of sons and nobles.
Qin Shihuangdi
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The first emporer of China
Qin Shihuangdi was the maker of many great things like the Great Wall of China
standardize
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to make the same
Qin's terrecotta army's face were not standarized.
exile
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to live away from someone's native country
Some people exile from one's country.
immortal
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you are able to live forever
Qin Shihuandi wanted to become immortal.
Han Dynasty
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a dynasty that ruled from 206 B.C.E to 220 C.E.
The Han dynasty was the first to rule past B.C.E time.
bureacucracy
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a government where few people may rule many
In bureacucracy few people can rule many.
calligraphy
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handwriting
Calligraphy is one type of handwriting.
anesthetic
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something that takes away a bad thing
To give away something to get rid of pain is called anesthetic
Silk Road
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a network of trade routes that strech 4,000 miles over Asia
Many traders used the Silk Road.
Zhang Qian
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He was the first diplomat to bring back information about Central Asia.
Today his travels are associated with the Silk Road.