Qin Shi Huang-Di has left a large impact on China, and by extension the world, that has lasted many years. Qin created the foundation of the Chinese country of today. Some scholars even believe that without Qin Shi Huang-Di, there would be no China at all (Gracie). Qin’s impact on the world was the creation of an entire country, a pretty impressive feat. Especially in his time, when nothing like China had ever been created before, his unification and reformation of China into a lasting country is inspiring. Qin is sometimes credited “with establishing the world’s first truly centralized bureaucratic empire” (Gracie). Furthermore, his format of a centralized bureaucratic empire would be the basis for many other empires and countries that would
Visualize you have to figure out how to stop world hunger. You decide to kill a bunch of people who suffer from world hunger every day. In the end world hunger is gone and no longer a problem in the United States. Did the actions you did to reach your goal justify. Ashoka had to ask himself this question too. Ashoka ruled India from 268 BCE until he died in 232 BCE. Ashoka had edicts written on pillars, boulders, and walls. Ashoka became a Buddhist and worked on spreading the beliefs and faith throughout his reign. Ashoka is considered to be either a ruthless warrior or an enlightened ruler. Ashoka was enlightened because he respected all faiths and he cared about all life. Ashoka was an Enlightened Ruler. What do you think?
Mansa Musa set off on his hajj and traveled thousands of miles through deserts, and strange cities to get to Mecca. Although this was a very religious journey, was this pilgrimage really all for religious purposes? Religion may have been a large motivating factor for this trip, but Mansa Musa did not journey on his hajj just for religious purposes. There were many other motivating factors for why Mansa Musa took this journey. Some motives were to set up better trade for the future, and gain popularity for his kingdom Mali and himself.
According to the Fourth Amendment, people have the right to be secure in their private property, and may only be searched with probable cause. However, in a recent case, this right was violated by the government. An Oregon citizen, with the initials of DLK, was suspected of growing marijuana in his home. The federal government used a thermal imager to scan his home, and were later given a warrant to physically search his home. However, many remain divided over whether or not this scan was constitutional, as there was no warrant at the time of the scan. The government’s actions were not constitutional, because they did not follow the precedent case, used technology that exceeded human senses, and violated DLK’s right to privacy in his home.
Almost everybody has heard of Christopher Columbus, but do you know that he tried to sail for 15 years. Christopher Columbus found new land, was a good navigator, and never gave up. Here are some reasons why Columbus should be considered a hero.
The Great Wall was a 5,500 mile long wall with beautiful designs. It was amazing, but you have to ask yourself: Did the benefits outweigh the costs? Yes, the benefits did out weigh the costs because China was given more protection, The Great Wall provided merchants and travelers with services and The Wall contributed to China’s social rank.
There are a lot of turning point that led to the revolutionary war. Every act that the king signed and put intoto effect plus the actions of the red coats fueled the colonies motivation to start a revolution . The four major reasons were the stamp act, Tea act ,common sense by Thomas paine, declaration of independence
Upon reflection, historians now acknowledge his expedition to Africa of particular distinction. Historians and scholars commonly agree that continuing around the Cape of Good Hope would have presumably led to discovering a direct trade route to Europe seventy-five years earlier than Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama. Notwithstanding Zheng He’s preeminence over this era, inadvertent discoveries occasionally eclipsed intentional design nonetheless, drawing parallels to other famous explorers no different than Christopher Columbus’ unplanned discovery of America. On balance, world history indicates Zheng He’s achievements as nothing less than
Zheng He was the first major ocean voyager in the 15th century. He led seven expeditions, through the Indian ocean using over 300 massive boats called “treasure ships”. Though, unlike many others in his time, he was not an explorer. He and his crews of thousands sailed from Africa, the Middle East, and India, to get the west impressed with China and for people to discern them as the leading manufacturer in the world. Once Zheng He died, the voyages stopped because more important issues had started to populate in the country, such as nomadic invasions. Because the excursions were
In the 1950’s the cold war had begun. The fear of retaliation from communists was at large. Some Americans believed that communists were amongst them plotting. This lead to a dark time in history when American opportunity became limited for many. Most rights were limited, normal life was disrupted, and the most necessary human right may have been taken. All of these restrictions limited the American opportunity making it an age of fear and oppression rather than an age of opportunity.
Christopher Columbus determination to find a water route west from Europe to Asia influenced the Age of Exploration greatly. Especially King Henry VII who was eager to increase wealth for Europe.
Wudi is recognized as the most powerful of all Han emperors, changing the government and economy, and expanding China. Although Wang Mang forcibly took over the charge of the Han dynasty, and created the Xin dynasty, the Han recovered (Blackwell). Wang Mang was known as the greatest tyrant, and for inciting a Civil War, and turning his people against him. Because Wudi created changes that changed China for the better, he deserves more recognition in books than Wang Mang.
Qin Shi Huang-pronounced Chin Shuh Huang, was born on February 259 B.C unto The Qin Dynasty. Qin Shi Huang literally means “First Emperor of Qin’ in Chinese. At the age of 13, he continued his dad’s regality. It was meant to be passed down to him. Yin Zheng-his real name, was very harsh and fierce at an early age. He claimed full power at the age of 22. He used his power by building the first feudal and centralized empire in Chinese history in 221 B.C, meaning controlled. His and family’s timeline was called the “Qin Dynasty”. He also used his power to build projects like: his system of roads, canals and dikes. The Lingqu Canal, is the oldest contour canal in the world, Qin Shi Huang ordered his people (slaves) to construct this canal out of two rivers in order to attack a tribe they have been after. The Great Wall of China was built by him as well, it protected his territory from the Xiongnu Tribes and allowed communication between the far parts of the empire. Qin Shi Huang used his power to standardise Chinese customs, teachings, and political custom. He was very strict with his rules,
During Mali’s reign from the 13th Century into the late 15th Century, Mali controlled and taxed almost all the trade passing through West Africa. As a result, their wealth grew tremendously. One of the most prominent leaders of Mali, Mansa Musa who ruled Mali from 1312 to 1337, strove to increase trade still more and set out in 1324 on a pilgrimage to Mecca. He did this not only because he was Islamic and wanted to visit Mecca but because he wanted to show off his wealth and attract more merchants to Mali. In the end, this worked against Mali because Songhai conquered Mali around 1464, but during Mansa Musa’s travels he not only spread out his wealth but learned about the rest of the world. Similarly in China Zhang Qian led many travels to Central Asia, India and to the outskirts of the Mediterranean. Though he wasn’t a leader or emperor he was sent on travels by Emperor Wu of the Han dynasty and many consider his travels to be the reason trade opened up in China and the Silk Road came to be. He made the first contact between the Far East and the Western Mediterranean Civilizations and he was also the first to bring a reliable source of information about Central Asia back to China. This was the first step in a long journey for China towards
Zheng He was a peacemaking ambassador who only used power or violence when threatened. This is the case in many situations that Zheng He was in. Especially as he protected the Ming dynasty through king 's orders, he rarely used violence or force. He uses the power he does to help people. “Zheng He erected a stone tablet that declared Melaka to be a kingdom. After that Thailand did not dare to invade Melaka.” (Ma Huan). Thailand was trying to take over, and control Melaka. To avoid this, Zheng He went there to show who was in charge, and that it would not be a good idea for the Thai to invade and take over Melaka. Zheng He only used violence. He does however, use power to try to overcome a group of people, “He to his court and then demanded excessive