A Mongol clan leader named Temujin sought to unify the Mongols under his leadership.
Temujin accepted the title Genghis Khan, or “universal ruler” of the Mongol clans.
Genghis led the Mongols in conquering much of Asia. His first goal was China. After invading the northern Jin Empire in 1211, however, his attention turned to the Islamic region west of Mongolia
Central Asia was under Mongol control.
Genghis Khan died
the Mongols had divided their huge empire into four regions
Marco Polo traveled by caravan on the Silk Roads with his father and uncle, arriving at Kublai Khan’s court
the Great Khan sent huge fleets against Japan.
Kublai Khan died