This means that if this was the purpose of his trade voyages, then Zheng He succeeded in his mission. However, as mentioned previously, this took a lot of resources and in result, China turned to isolation in the year of 1433 (Beck). Commerce is linked to the building of the Chinese empire because Zheng He, a Chinese Muslim, went out to share gifts to show Chinese superiority. The Chinese also had the capability to build roads and wells for other countries. When other empires saw China’s wealth and power, more than 16 countries gave tribute to the Ming court (Beck).
In 1756, prior to his first wife’s death, he was appointed tax collect at the Boston Town Meeting (The Famous People). This is an ironic occurrence since he was so opposed to British taxation of the colonies. He was a poor money handler and often would not collect taxes from his constituents. This caused a financial collapse in the government, as lawsuits, bankruptcies, and charges frequent. Miraculously, Adams was able to escape political problems and became a leader in the
The Mongols reached broad extents of land, having four Khanates in Russia, Persia, Central Asia, and China, creating contacts with other parts of the known world(Document A). Because of this, public relations associating trade and commerce were set in motion. The Mongols traded among Asia and Europe for centuries during their establishment, and it was what initially led them to subdue China(Document I). While it is recognizable that the conquest of China was through terrorism, attaining that area opened numerous doors for commerce. As China was a treasure to travelers such as Marco Polo, the Great Khan Kubilai welcomed the traveler to bring Christians with him(Document H).
Also the Romans traded for silk at expensive prices from Persia and China, but the Byzantines thought to learn how to make the silk from the Persians so that they could make it themselves. The Byzantine Empire was not a continuation of the Roman Empire because the Romans would have never thought of learning the skill. The Byzantines learned how to make silk and then they no longer relied on the Persians for silk. (Document
The Great Wall did not work 100% of the time, but it still helped protect China. No, the Great Wall did not always keep the Mongols out, nor did it ensure the safety of every person. But what we do know is that if it weren’t for the Great Wall, China would not nearly be as successful as it is today. "Heavy fighting against the Xiongnu during much of the 2nd century BCE" (Document E). As I stated above the Great Wall did not ensure the safety of every person.
The Mongols soon abandoned Champa as an attainable source, but the war in Annam would continue until the end of Kublai Khan’s reign. Kublai Khan failed badly in his attempts to gain control of Vietnam, but it is these attempts that led to Vietnam’s creation of border and cultures. The once disperse nation with little identity became unified through the war with the Mongols. From language, to trade, to tradition and religion, Vietnam could have become a vastly different country if it were have fallen to Chinese influence and control. Kublai Khan may have failed in his attempts to take control over Vietnam and Champa, but his failures set the contingencies of what was to become a new
Unfortunately, West Africa was defeated by Europe in the 1400’s because they had not heard about the discovery of gunpowder yet. Still this day, no one knows how the secret of gunpowder got revealed and lingered so quickly. Many suggest that it had a lot to do with the Silk Road which was also discovered by China. The Silk Road also known as the Silk Route, was a trade route for countries throughout the Asian continent. Furthermore, one of the next inventions that gunpowder played a major role in is the gun.
Even though Hamilton wasn’t one of our presidents, he showed great leadership throughout his terms in the secretary of treasury, he practiced law after the wars, and he also showed leadership being one of our Founding Fathers (who were responsible winning our wars against England.) After Hamilton was drafted for the Constitutional Convention by New Year, Hamilton got to attend a meeting in Philadelphia. While Alexander was in Philadelphia he had little to no impact on the convention because he didn’t fully represent New York. Even though Hamilton didn’t represent the Federalist (who strongly opponents to sign the new constitution), Hamilton signed the new constitution as an individual. Then after Hamilton signed the for the new constitution, he got to write “at least two-thirds of the essays” that included some of the most important ones that would explain the powers of each of the branches.
According to Dr. Engel’s lecture on the famed explorer and the editorial “Columbus Not Worth Honoring” by David Thundershield Queen, Columbus was not the commendable man we thought him to be. Columbus did not in fact discover America; Native Americans have thrived in the New World long before Columbus was even born. Columbus was also not looking for India. Yes, he was looking for spices, mainly pepper, but it was China he was bound for. He was very stubborn as well, refusing to accept he had not found China but a different land, and he died still believing he had reached China.
He restricted Christian influence throughout his reign and defended his decision to make us accept Chinese traditions. Because of this, Jesuits did not end up making many converts in China. K’ang-hsi stated that the “superior” should be someone with experience in Chinese culture and a resident for over a decade. K’ang-hsi was fairly generous to Westerners; however, he did not tolerate any foreigners who belittled Chinese law. K’ang-hsi was recognized as a pretty fair ruler.
He took notes and published what he saw. Marco Polo was born in Venice in 1254. At age 17, Marco Polo travelled to China with his father and his uncle on the Silk Road. Along the trip Marco Polo took notes and kept a journal. Marco Polo was attracted and loved the jade stone.
His father and grandfather were Muslim leaders of the Mongol Yuan Dynasty. Chinese soldiers captured Zheng and took him as a slave to one of the Emperor 's sons, Prince Zhu Di, when the Ming Dynasty took over. Zheng was a great Chinese explorer and fleet commander. He went on seven major expeditions to explore the world for the Chinese emperor and to establish Chinese trade in new areas. Both Leonardo da Vinci and Zheng He did what they enjoyed most.
China had fallen into disarray and became a trading target for other countries. Instead of competing they all had their own zones to trade, use ports, and take territories. This was much easier than taking over all of China because they got all of the benefits without trying to conquer the many people and massive country. But America didn’t have a zone and were jealous. John Hay wrote letters to all the influencing countries to sat that the US was going to trade in China.
In 1954 as a 19 year old, he met with the infamous Mao Zedong. He spent his days in China for a full year attempting to create peace and provide his nation’s independence. He also spent half a year in India partaking in their Buddhist festivals and encouraging strong ties with each other’s nation. China increased their brutality toward Tibet’s people and it became apparent that the Dalai Lama was in danger. In 1959 a Chinese Communist general invited His Holiness to see a
We have been taught and brainwashed by society to care about others and not for ourselves for instance look at the Chinese Immigrants. They were the only ethnic group in the history of the united states to be specifically denied entrance into the country. When allowed entrance into the united states they were denied civil liberties . They were prohibited by law to testify in court, to own property, vote, work and they were denied to marry outside of their race. Chinese immigrants prevailed and overcome this oppression