Qin Dynasty-Abigail

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  • -246 BCE

    Emperor Qin Shi Huang came to the Throne

    Emperor Qin Shi Huang came to the Throne
    When King Zhuangxiang died, he left his kingdom to his thirteen year old son, Qin Shi Huang. Qin Shi Huang went on to create the mighty Qin dynasty.
  • -221 BCE

    Beginning of the Ch'in dynasty

    Beginning of the Ch'in dynasty
    The Ch'in dynasty began in 221 B.C. when Qin Shi Huang united all of the separate warring states into one empire. This began the new Qin dynasty.
  • -221 BCE

    The Great Wall of Qin was Completed

    The Great Wall of Qin was Completed
    In 221 BC, the Great Wall of Qin, which like many other gargantuan walls would go on to become part of the Great Wall of China, was completed. The Great Wall of Qin was built to protect the Qin dynasty from invaders.
  • -221 BCE

    Legalism was Introduced to China

    Legalism was Introduced to China
    When Qin Shi Huang took the throne in 221 BC, he introduced legalism as the official philosophy of China. Legalism is the belief that the government has the right to dictate every move that occurs under their rule.
  • -219 BCE

    Weights and Money are Standardized

    Weights and Money are Standardized
    In 291 BC, shortly after uniting the warring states into one empire, Qin Shi Huang standardized the weights and measurements throughout the entire empire. This made communications and understanding much easier.
  • -213 BCE

    The Burning of the Books

    The Burning of the Books
    In 213 BC, Shi Huangdi ordered all books that did not support legalism burned. Only books on farming, medicine, and predictions were spared.
  • -213 BCE

    The Written Language was Standardized

    The Written Language was Standardized
    In 213 BC, China's written language was standardized.
    This meant that the whole country used the same alphabet, this made communications simpler.
  • -212 BCE

    Disagreeable Scholars were Executed

    Disagreeable Scholars were Executed
    In 212 BC, Qin Shi Huang ordered all scholars that did not agree with his legalistic way of thinking to be buried alive.
  • -210 BCE

    Qin Shi Huang dies

    Qin Shi Huang dies
    Qin Shi Huang died in 210 BC. The cause of his death is unknown, but the two main theories are illness caused by overworking himself, and murder.
  • -210 BCE

    Qin Er Shi Becomes the Ruler

    Qin Er Shi Becomes the Ruler
    In 210 BC Qin Er Shi, who was the son of Qin Shi Haung, came to the throne. He was a much weaker ruler than his father, and this eventually led to the demise of the Qin dynasty.
  • -210 BCE

    The Terracotta Army was Created

    The Terracotta Army was Created
    In 210 BC Qin Shi Haung created a terracotta army to protect him in the afterlife. The army consists of more than eight thousand soldiers, one hundred and thirty chariots, and six hundred and seventy horses.
  • -210 BCE

    Rebellion Began

    Rebellion Began
    After Qin Shi Huang died, rebellions sprang up all around the country. The rebellions were caused by rulers of separate states wanting their independence back, and the common people who wished to be free from harsh rulers.
  • -207 BCE

    The End of the Ch'in Dynasty

    The End of the Ch'in Dynasty
    The downfall of the Qin dynasty occurred when the people overthrew the government. This began as a uprising engineered by the peasants, and was later taken over by the army of Xiang Yu. His army eventually defeated Hu Hai, who was the sucessor of Qin Shi Haung, therefore ending the Qin dynasty.
  • -207 BCE

    The Last Qin Emporer Came to the Throne

    The Last Qin Emporer Came to the Throne
    In 207 BC the last emperor of the Qin dynasty came to the throne. Ziying was likely Qin Shi Huang's brother and he ruled for forty-six days, and quickly surrendered to Liu Bang, who was the leader of a rebellion, thereby ending the Qin dynasty.
  • -206 BCE

    Xianyang is Destroyed

    Xianyang is Destroyed
    Early in 206 BC Xianyang, which was the capital city of the former Qin dynasty, was destroyed. The rebels destroyed the city after the end of the Qin dynasty. It was destroyed by the same group of rebels who killed Ziying.