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China under the Zhou dynasty. By Elijah, Javen , Savannah, and Tori. Rise and fall of the Zhou. 1050 B.C. Zhou attacked the Shang kingdom new dynasty over 800 years. Zhou gained power because the Shang kings had grown corrupt.

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china under the zhou dynasty

China under the Zhou dynasty

By Elijah, Javen, Savannah, and Tori

rise and fall of the zhou
Rise and fall of the Zhou
  • 1050 B.C. Zhou attacked the Shang kingdom new dynasty over 800 years.
  • Zhou gained power because the Shang kings had grown corrupt.
  • Shang warriors surrendered and accepted the Zhou king as their new ruler.
  • Heaven was the highest force of nature that gave dynasties the right to rule and that was the Mandate of Heaven.
  • To stay in power rulers be kind to serve the interests of the people.
  • Uprisings and natural disasters omens had lost the Mandate of Heaven.
governing the zhou
Governing the Zhou
  • The Zhou expanded their land.
  • A group of nobles tried to overthrow the king.
  • Warlords are rulers of small states of a empire.
the warring states
The Warring States
  • China entered a era of chaos.
  • Chaos is crazy confusion and disorder.
  • The Warring States Period is a era of chaos.
  • Loyalty to the empire disappeared and the empire fell.
  • The last Zhou ruler was killed in 256bc.
  • A new dynasty united China.
zhou society
Zhou society
  • The Zhou adopted lots of the Shang culture.
  • They had the same laws ,similar clothing ,spoke the same language and made bronze art.
  • The Zhou gave up human sacrifice and stopped using oracle bones.
structure of society family relationships
Structure of society & family relationships
  • The Zhou kings gave up some power to individual states and the nobles who led them.
  • Those states set up capital cities.
  • Most ancient societies were pleasant.
  • They farmed their land and had to serve as soldiers in the army.
  • Small numbers of merchants ,artisans ,and slaves.
  • Slavery was used as punishment.
  • The older family members had more control and power ,women had a lower status then the men did.
economy and technology
Economy and technology
  • In their economy and technology they made things like the crossbow, plus iron weapons.
  • And they made stronger and more effective farm tools
  • Plus they built a network of roads
cultural life
Cultural life
  • They have a lot of creative energy.
  • They look for wise men to help rule.
  • They made coins in to different shapes.
the end
The End…
    • Powerpoint by Elijah, Javen, Savannah, and Tori.
  • Governing the Zhou and The Warring States by Elijah.
  • The rise and fall of the Zhou by Savannah.
  • Family relationships and Zhou society by Tori.
  • Economy and life by Javen.
  • THE END!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!