classical china

social/legal developments

Confucianism

  • confucianism developed various systems.
  • cofucianism also helped families that need guidelines and how they should act toward other people.
  • in modern america the government has been influence by classical chinas government and peoples manners toward other people.

legalism

  • legalist argued for a better system.
  • the legalists taught that a ruler should provide rich rewards for people who carried out their duties well.
  • in modern united states people get rewarded by their actions. Also the united states has a system where people have there individual rights.

law codes


  • You steal, you die or get tortured.
  • In modern america we have laws and punishments to prevent people from stealing.