the fall of the han and their return
Download
Skip this Video
Download Presentation
The Fall of the Han and their Return

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 6

The Fall of the Han and their Return - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 104 Views
  • Uploaded on

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.

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about ' The Fall of the Han and their Return ' - ham


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
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

During this time of economic change, political instability grew.

    • Rival families wove complex plots to influence the emperor’s choice of who would succeed him as rule.
  • Wang Mang, a Confucian scholar and members of the court, decided that a strong ruler was needed to restore order.
Wang Mang Overthrows the Hans
wang mang overthrows the han

Wang 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

Peace restored in China, the first decades of the later Han Dynasty were quite prosperous

    • Government sent soldiers and merchants westward to regain control of posts along the Silk Roads.
  • But by 220, the later Han Dynasty had disintegrated into three rival kingdoms.
The Later Han Years
ad