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The Fall of the Han and their Return . Standard 1.1 E.Q. What was the down fall of the Hans? . A family’s land was divided equally among all of the father’s male heirs. Farmers had a hard time raising enough food to sell or even to feed the family.

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The fall of the han and their return

The Fall of the Han and their Return

Standard 1.1

E.Q. What was the down fall of the Hans?


The rich take advantage of the poor

  • A family’s land was divided equally among all of the father’s male heirs.

    • Farmers had a hard time raising enough food to sell or even to feed the family.

  • Large landowners were not required to pay taxes;

    • so when their land holdings increased, the amount of land that was left for the government to tax decreases.

The Rich take advantage of the poor


Wang mang overthrows the hans

Wang Mang Overthrows the Hans


Wang mang overthrows the han

  • Wang grew. Mang took the imperial title for himself and overthrew the Han.

  • Tried to bring the country under control.

    • Minted new money to relieve the treasury’s shortage and set up public granaries to help feed China’s poor.

    • Took land from the rich and planned to redistribute the land to farmers who had lost their land.

Wang Mang overthrows the Han


Wang mang overthrows the han1

  • Then in A.D. 11 a great flood left thousands dead and millions homeless.

    • Peasants revolts rocked the land.

    • The wealthy, opposed to Wang Mang’s land policies, joined in the rebellion.

    • Within two years, a member of old imperial family took the throne and began the second period of the Han – Later Han.

Wang Mang overthrows the Han


The later han years

The Later Han Years


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