The Ruling of Emperor Qin


The Warring States Period

475 bc - 221 bc

The Warring States Period was when the region divided into seven warring states. These states came into a disagreement which led to endless brutal wars. This unfortunate state of business could only end with one state winning and becoming an epmire.

The Birth of Emperor Qin

259 BC

At the time Emperor Qin was born he was known as Prince Zheng that brought great joy to the entire state of Qin. He was born just towards the end of the warring states period. People around him said that he would grow up to be a smart and powerful gentlemen.

Qin rulers take control

256 bc

Qin rulers became so powerful that they took over the state of Zhou, ending their dynasty. This was a big accomlishment for these people because they realized that they could start their own dynasty and make it so that it will never be defeated but they will defeat everyone else.

Prince Zheng becomes king

246 bc

At age 13, Price Zheng became king. He was said to be very ambitious using spies bribery and alliances to conquer the remaining rival states. His empire became the largest ever by far.He found his empire by the military conquest of all the warring states. He was a very strong and powerful ruler that was said to become a great emperor.

Prince Zheng becomes Qin

221 bc

At the beginning of Prince Zheng's ruling, he changes his name to Qin Shihuangdi, meaning First Emperor of Qin. He changed his name because he wanted a new title after gaining control of China. The dynasy that he ruled got named after him because he was so great.

The controller of all China

221 bc

At age 38 Prince Zheng became king of all China. He conqured the neighboing city-states and unified China, executed many of his enemies and killed lots of his own people off of his own projects. He also passed a series of economic and political reforms and undertook very big projects.

The Building of the Great Wall

221 bc - 211 bc

Qin decided that his state needed protection from the rival sates so he forced workers to build this wall so big (1,500 miles long) that invaders that want to attack them won't be able to find a way to their property. This wall was made out of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and lots of other materials that made it a complicatedd piece of work. The invaders would have no way to get to them.

The Royal Banquet

213 bc

During the meal at the banquet, a Confucian scholar critisized the emperor. He warned the Qin dynasty wouldn't endure unless the emperor followed the ways of the past. Li, a trusted advisor, said that all Confucian books must be burned except for the ones dealing with the Qin empire and anyone that discussed these books will be executed but anyone that used examples to exagerate politics be put to death along with their family's.

Emperor Qin's death

210 bc

Emperor Qin died after ruling for just over 10 years. Nobody knows how he died but once they found his body they took it back to a capital and 70,000 men buried it in a big tomb. Some of these men got buried in with the emperor to prevent robbers from learning about the tombs greatest treasures.

The End

206 bc

The death of emperor Qin brought members of royal families joining in a revolt. Leaders faught each other for power and civil war happened. Then finally, the Han dynasty took over after 50 years of the Qin dynasty.