History Term
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Use the word in a sentence that shows your understandingof the history term
human sacrifices
human_sacrifice1
A person that is killed in a religious ritual.
No one would want to be a human sacrifice.
clan
clan
A large group of friends and family.
Some clans have a lot of people, some don't.
Shang Dynasty
shang_dynasty
A Chinese dynasty that ruled the area around the Huang He from about 1700 to 1122 B.C.E.
The Shang dynasty was the oldest dynasty.
ancestor worship
ancestor_worship
Honoring ancestors through rituals.
It it good to perform ancestor worship.
logograph
logograph
A written character that represents a word.
The Chinese written language has logographs.
economy
economy
A system of managing the wealth of a community.
Right now, the economy is struggling.
Confucianism
confucianism
A Chinese philosophy that emphasized good behavior.
The Han dynasty believed in Confucianism.
Daoism/Taoism
daoism_taoism
A Chinese philosophy that emphasizes living in harmony with nature.
Daoism does not punish you.
Legalism
legalism
A Chinese philosophy that emphasizes strict obedience to laws.
Legalism is very strict.
Mandate of Heaven
mandate_of_heaven
A power or law believed to be granted by a god.
The Zhou dynasty claimed to have the Mandate of Heaven.
feudalism
feudalism
A system of government based on landowners and tenants.
Sometimes feudalism backfired on the king.
Zhou Dynasty
zhou_dynasty
A line of rulers in China from about 1045 to 256 B.C.E.
The Zhou dynasty is the second dynasty.
Confucius
confucius
The most famous Chinese philosopher in history.
Confucius made the belief of Confucianism.
civil servants
civil_servants
A person who works for a government.
Civil servants include policemen and firefighters.
Qin Shihuangdi
qin_shihuangdi
The man who became emperor over a united China from 221 to 210 B.C.E.
Qin Shihuangdi was a harsh ruler.
standardize
standardize
To make the same.
Emperor Qin standardized China.
exile
exile
Living away from one's native country.
It is harsh to make people be an exile.
immortal
immortal
Able to live forever.
Being immortal would be cool.
Han Dynasty
han_dynasty
The Chinese dynasty that ruled from about 206 B.C.E. to 220 C.E.
The Han dynasty is the oldest dynasty.
bureacucracy
bureacucracy
A form of government in which a few people rule many others.
I believe that a bureacucracy is right.
calligraphy
calligraphy
The art of fine handwriting.
Calligraphy is very fancy.
anesthetic
anesthetic2
Something that takes away the feeling of pain.
Today, anesthetics are more advanced.
Silk Road
silk_road
A network of trade routes that stretched more than 4000 miles across Asia.
The Silk Road is really big.
Zhang Qian
zhang_qian
The Chinese explorer also called the "Father of the Silk Road".
Zhang Qian traveled the Silk Road.