Qin Collapse Government was an autocracy – government in which the ruler has unlimited and arbitrary power High taxes, harsh punishments, abusive construction projects People revolt when Shi Huangdi dies, dynasty is destroyed
Han Fall Poor grew poorer with each generation – Rich manipulated the poor, so the poor revolted Wealthy families tried to be more powerful than the emperor Rivals fought for power and the dynasty fell apart
Predictions How were the Han and Qin similar? How were they different?
The Silk Roads Silk is a strong, lightweight, attractive fabric – Carried from China, through deserts and mountains, to India, Persia, Egypt, and Rome Cultures and ideas also spread along the Silk Roads – Buddhism