Harcourt Social Studies: Grade 6: Chapter 11: Ancient China

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The governing system, which was Legalism, under Shi Huangdi, who was the first emperor of China, was efficient but cruel. Shi Huangdi's power was absolute, and those who opposed him or broke the law were severely punished or killed. The Nobles' land was taken away and given to the peasants. All nobles then had to move to the capital. Strong bureaucracy supported Shi Huangdi's government because the empire was divided into seperate provinces, managed by appointed officials. Some systems of standardization that Shi Huangdi set up were writing, money, weights and measures, and education. These were all standardized under Shi Huangdi. Canals and *roads* were built to connect cities. All roadsroadserning system, which was *Legalism*, under Shi Huangdi, who was the first emperor of China, was *efficient* but *cruel*. Shi Huangdi's power was *absolute*, and those who opposed him or broke the law were *severely punished* or *killed*. The *Nobles'* land was taken away and given to the *peasants*. All *nobles* then had to move to the capital. Strong bureaucracy supported Shi Huangdi's government because the empire was divided into *seperate provinces*, managed by *appointed officials*. Some systems of standardization that Shi Huangdi set up were *writing*, *money*, *weights* and *measures*, and *education*. These were all *standardized* under Shi Huangdi. *Canals* and *roads* were built to connect cities. All *roads* and carts have the same width. Some books were burnt to control cities.
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