History Term
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Use the word in a sentence that shows your understanding of the history term
human sacrifices
a person who is killedexternal image 1_61_070611_human_sacrifice.jpg
As a part of a religious ritual they needed human sacrifices.
clan
a group of family or friendsexternal image AydinliClan.jpg
They fought to keep other clans out of their territory.
Shang Dynasty
a chinese dynasty
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The Shang Dynasty ruled the area around Huang He from 1700 to 1122 b.c.e.
ancestor worship
honoring ancesters
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You can show ancestor worship by offering food to the dead.
logograph
a character that represents a word
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The Shang Dynasty used logographs for words.
economy
a system of recording the wealth of a community.
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A lot of spending could damage the economy.
Confucianism
a chinese philosophy
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The founder of Confucianism is named Confucius.
Daoism/Taoism
another chinese philosophy
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The founder of Daoism is named Laozi.
Legalism
the last chinese philosophy
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Legalism is basedon the teachings of Hanfeizi.
Mandate of Heaven
a power or law granted by a god
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The Zhou Dynasty claimed to have been given the Mandate of Heaven.
feudalism
a system of government based on landowners and tenants
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The Zhou Dynasty increased the stability of their rule through feudalism.
Zhou Dynasty
a line of rulers in China
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The Zhou Dynasty is a line of rulers from about 1045 to 256 b.c.e.
Confucius
the founder of Confucianism
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Confucius lived from 551 to 479 b.c.e.
civil servants
a person who works for a government
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People who do the work of the government are called civil servants.
Qin Shihuangdi
the man who became emeror over a united China
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Qin Shihuangdi was China's first emperor.
standardize
to make similar
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To standardize the time set your watch.
exile
living away from a native country
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He exiled.
immortal
able to live forever
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The Emperor of Qin wanted to be immortal.
Han Dynasty
another chinese dynasty
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The Han Dynasty ruled from 206 b.c.e to 220 c.e.
bureacucracy
a form of government that allow few people rule many others
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Bureaucracy is structured like a pyramid.
calligraphy
the art of fine handwriting
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Paper was the ideal material for calligraphy.
anesthetic
something that take away the feeling of pain
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Han doctors discovered a type of wine that could be used as a anesthetic.
Silk Road
a network of trade routes
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The Silk Route is known as a great trade route.
Zhang Qian
a chinese explorer
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The Zhang Qian is often called the Father of the Silk Road.