Ancient Rulers Qin Shi Huangdi and Han Wudi had many similar methods when it came to their belief system, structure of government, and policies toward their people; such as, both Han and Qin having a centralized government. However, they also had many differences in their rulings; Qin used legalists in his government and killed hundreds of Confucists, while Han made Confucianism the state philosophy for his empire and started a school to teach Confucist ideals. Qin Shi Haungdi and Han Wudi had different philosophies for their government. Qin hated Confucian scholars and killed hundreds of them in cruel ways; while also burning any books that gave the people of the empire any “ideas” against Qin. He instead used Legalists and their policies to help run his government. The burning of books and killing of hundreds of scholars was almost like a knowledge vacuum, taking out the intelligence of the empire and making it difficult to keep a strong bureaucracy. Han Wudi on the other hand took away the ban of Confucian books and used many Confucian ideals in to help run his government. Han later even built a school to encourage the study of Confucianism and create more scholars for his empire. Something Qin Shi Huangdi and Han Wudi did however have in common, was the implementation of public works in their empires. Qin began massive public works such as the Great Wall and other roads and bridges in China. These works were continued in the Han Dynasty also, and Han decided to increase taxes to fund them. The public works of the two dynasties benefitted individuals and the empire as a whole; by providing employment for many families without jobs. Also,…
similar and very different. They both played a key part in history. Both believed in polytheism and both had a king or pharaoh. Some differences are that in Mesopotamia the king had to answer to an assembly but the pharaoh was free to do what he pleased. The Egyptians believed that the world was stable and predictable but the Mesopotamians believed that it was unstable.
Ancient Egypt was a civilization far ahead of its time. Ancient Egypt created paper high heels and condoms. Their general…
AP World History Chapter 5 Essays
By: Jessica Linde
Question: How did Christianity emerge and then spread to become the official religion in Rome?
Christianity began in Palestine in the early first century A.D. based on the teaching of Jesus Christ which was taught and spread after his death by his disciples. It was originally taught only among the Jewish people. However shortly after the death and resurrection of Jesus, Peter, the leader of the Church received divine instruction to take the gospel…
AP World History
There are three important writing assignment categories in AP World History. All of the categories are tested on the AP World History exam. This guide is meant to help you understand what is expected for each category and how to write for each type of assignment.
Before you understand how to write the required essays, you should know how to write an appropriate thesis for AP World History. While the thesis writing you learned may be appropriate in other…
men had the more important job, they progressively became more important in society compared to women.
At around 3200 BCE, the written language of hieroglyphics was developed in Egypt. This was one of the earliest forms of organized writing in history. This changed the way people communicated for the next 5000 years! Written language is one of the most useful things in society today. It allows for many aspects of daily life to be much easier; for example, many law codes and records and holy writings…
AP World History Summer Assignment 2012-2013
Welcome to AP World History! I am looking forward to having you in class in the fall and know you are at least looking forward to being sophomores! This course requires an excellent work ethic and dedication in order to achieve success. Success in this class will not only mean the opportunity to take and do well on the AP exam in May, but also gaining necessary study skills needed for future high school and college classes. In light of the fact we…
AP WORLD HISTORY
SUMMER ASSIGNMENT 2014
About the APWH course:
You have chosen to join the fastest growing AP course in America. AP World History is a rigorous yet enriching course of study. This college-level
class entails the study of 10,000 years of history in 35 weeks. It will demand more attention and time than any other class you have ever previously
encountered because you have the opportunity to earn college credit by passing the College Board’s APWH exam with a score of 3, 4, or 5.…
short-term goals. You shouldn’t just buy , buy , buy just because you have money. That’s already starting to get you ready for a life full of debt. The lady in the story gave examples because that’s what she used to do. No one got her ready for the world. No one taught her how to manage her money. She would buy things she couldn’t even afford and paid for them with credit cards and wasn’t able to pay it off. She became hopeless and deeply in debt. She only bought a lot of things because she was unhappy…
AP World History Interview Project
Arnold Brown was a company commander of the 90th Infantry Division, who was sent over to England to fight on the front lines. Born and raised in Ohio County, Kentucky, Arnold Brown grew up as a teenager during the Depression years. When asked about his childhood he said, “I got tired of eating corn bread and molasses three times a day so I decided to go into the Army. I left home with 50 cents in my pocket and an eighth-grade education.” Brown enlisted into…
AP World History Summer Reading Assignment
Guns, Germs, and Steel – Jared Diamond
By: Kaitriona Phonhrath
Prologue: Yali’s Question:
1.) “Why is it that you white people developed so much cargo and brought it to New Guinea, but we black people had little cargo of our own?” pg. 14
2.) Diamond’s considerations:
Technological & Political differences of countries in AD 1500
Objections that could rise from the discussions
Previous answers such as blaming it on genetics or climate.
Part One: From Eden…
February 18, 2015
AP World History
McCarthy, Period 1
Many people have misconceptions about Muslim beliefs and practices. They believe that
Muslims are ruthless killers who target any religion that is not their own. However, during the
Golden Age of Islam, from 661750 A.D., the Muslims proved to be extremely tolerant of other
religious faiths. They also allowed people to practice Islam in their own way which made the
Muslims very successful in converting many to the Islam faith…