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Great Wall Of China Ppt

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Great Wall Of China Ppt

  1. 1. Great Wall of China
  2. 2. <ul><li>&quot; It sure is a great wall.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>- US President Mr. Richard Nixon, visiting the Great Wall in 1972. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Beginning of the Wall <ul><li>Constructed in the 7 th century B.C. </li></ul><ul><li>The Zhou Dynasty first constructed “Walls” </li></ul><ul><li>Qin Dynasty: United China and improved the “Walls” –Came to be known as the “Great Wall” </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Great Wall Under the Qin <ul><li>Used for Defensive Purposes </li></ul><ul><li>Not Effective: Too few soldiers, Wall Easily Breached </li></ul><ul><li>After Qin Dynasty, Wall not </li></ul><ul><li>maintained. </li></ul><ul><li>As a result, it deteriorated </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Great Wall Renovated <ul><li>2,000 years later: Ming Come into Power </li></ul><ul><li>Ming Dynasty: Builds the Wall back up </li></ul><ul><li>It took the Ming Dynasty 200 Years to build the Great Wall </li></ul><ul><li>This is the Wall we see today in China </li></ul>
  6. 6. Uses for the Great Wall <ul><li>Ancient China: Used for Defensive Purposes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not Effective </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Today: Used to Hike, Bicycling, </li></ul><ul><li>Tourism </li></ul>
  7. 7. “ Longest Cemetery in the World” <ul><li>Over 1 Million People were enslaved working on the Wall. </li></ul><ul><li>Hundreds of Thousands Died from Starvation and Exhaustion: Bodies disposed of in the Rubble </li></ul>
  8. 17. VIRTUAL TOUR

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