also known as the Yellow River; flows across China and flooded the land
also known as the Yangtze River that's longer than the Huang He
China's first capital city from where Shang kings ruled
an aristocrat who led the rebellion that defeated the Shang and began the Zhou dynasty
a line of rulers who belong to the same family
nobles whose wealth came from the land they owned; passed their land and power down to the next generation
characters that stand for objects that were used in Chinese writing
chararcters in Chinese writing that join 2 or more pictographs to represent an idea
made up of appointed officials who are responsible for different areas of government; under the king
a formal order; the Mandate of Heaven gave the Zhou king the power to rule
the proper "Way" for a king to rule, according to the Mandate of Heaven
the first rulers of China were a part of this dynasty
kings from this dynasty ruled over China and may have built the first cities
dynasty that ruled over China for longer than any other dynasty in Chinese history (800 years)
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