Qin Dynasty KarisaCesario Lexie Steele
Leaders and Dates • Lasted from 221-206 B.C. • Qin Shihuang • 221-210 BC • First acknowledged emperor • Qin Er Shi • 210-207 BC
Achievements • Language and writing • Roads and irrigation canals • Construction of the Great Wall was started, by the order of Shi Huangdi, to keep out Northern invaders • Created a standard currency • United China for the first time
Notable Events • 220 B.C.- The Great Wall began to be built • 214 B.C.- The Great Wall was completed • 213 B.C.- The policy of burning books and burying of scholars started • 210 B.C.- Qin Shi Huang dies and is buried with the Terracotta Army
Contact with Other Cultures • Before the start of the Qin dynasty, the different nations in china were all separate. Once the Qin dynasty was started, there was more unity and organization. • The Chinese domain was extended north to Manchuria and naval expeditions were extended south into modern day North Vietnam and Guangdong.
Additional information • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bZXxGv52t8 • This is a video on the start of the Qin dynasty, achievements, the emperors and other information on the Qin dynasty.