The Song Dynasty
By: Romy Harrison and Hadiya Mohammed
Politics By: Hadiya Mohammed
The song rulers fought against rivals to take over lands. Their rivals were Liao, Jin, Xia, and Mongols. The song dynasty fought against nearby lands to expand. They also created ships to attack lands and to trade with other places. The song dynasty took control of the Tang dynasty and defeated them. Fifty years after the war Zhao Kuangyin rose and gained power. Zhao Kuangyin took control and that’s how the Song dynasty began. Some of the rulers that were ruling the dynasty was Zhao Kuangyin also known as Taizu the first emperor, Emperor Shenzong, Emperor Qinzong, and Emperor Xiaozong. The song rulers were more concerned with enjoying their wealth than having a army under control. The army was defeated in 1278 B.C. The song dynasty was defeated by northern invaders.
The Song created the magnetic compass.
The Rainbow Bridge
The song created the rainbow bridge. The Song dynasty called it the rainbow bridge because of the rounded just like a rainbow.
Copper coins were very important during the Song dynasty. Copper coins were used for buying things.
The Rainbow Bridge
Economics By: Romy Harrison
The song set up supervised markets along the border were traders and market workers can get food and anything else needed. They traded silk,copper,paper,books,porcelain,lacquer ware, rice,grains and ginger.
Silk,porcelain,paper,grains,copper coins, spices,rockets,magnetic compasses,guns and cannons and wine making were all important products or industries during the song reign. Farmers,merchants,share holders, water transportation, Farmers,merchants foragers and blacksmiths were some of the occupations during the Song reign. The Song traded with Korea,japan and lands from the south over seas. On land they traded with Persia,Greece,Rome,Armenia and India.