By: Jacob C, Teddy D, Austin V, Dylan M, and Logan H
Earliest Tang Emperors chose Aristocrats to help them govern
Political Key terms
Bureaucracy- a system of government in which most of the important decisions are made by state officials rather than by elected representatives
Army- an organized military force equipped for fighting on land.
Laws- the system of rules that a particular country or community recognizes as regulating the actions of its members and may enforce by the imposition of penalties
Civil Service Exam
The tests consisted of Chinese classics, poetry, and legal and administrative issues.
The questions were based mainly on the works of Confucius.
The test was created by the Han Emperors to improve the bureaucracy.
It favored the Scholars in the beginning, then aristocrats started Marrying into the royal family.
The Great Peasant Uprising was a little different. It took place because everyone wanted land, from merchants to Buddhist monasteries. In result, they began to take the land of the peasants away which made them very upset. The peasants began to fight back and took over Chang’an again. They made their own government until the military drove them out.
In the Tang dynasty peasants could no longer handle the harsh treatment and decided it was time to revolt.