Presentation on theme: "Shang Dynasty By: Alex Rix and Mike Foggia. Cities Capital: Anyang Cities around the capital were called palace- cities Each was surrounded by a wall."— Presentation transcript:
Shang Dynasty By: Alex Rix and Mike Foggia
Cities Capital: Anyang Cities around the capital were called palace- cities Each was surrounded by a wall Each city was governed by one of the emperor's relatives. Every palace-city was was a copy of the capital
Central Government and Law Codes Monarchy. King was the lawmaker and the judge. He ruled by force, and anyone who disobeyed would be killed. Nobles would watch over when the king wasnt there The decision who would be king would who ever had the biggest army and took over.
Writing and Record Keeping Very sophisticated writing system with about 5,000 pictograms Almost all written records of the Shang has disappeared They used to write on bronze and oracle bones.
Specialized Jobs King Farmer Warrior Slaves Scribes
Social Classes King/Nobles Scribes Warriors Farmers Peasants (Almost the same as farmers) Slaves
Complex Technologies Bronze (tools and vessels) Chariots with two horses Calendar Pottery Created the decimal system Candle sticks
Religion Shang Ti (Lord on High) Ruled over lesser gods of the sun, moon, the wind, the rain. Everyone had to believe in the same thing and follow in their foot steps. Tien (heaven) They would place food on the Fang Ding Zun to give to the gods Sacrifice