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Nathan Green

Mrs. Buescher
United States Government/Period 1
December 8, 2014
History and Foundation of Government
The first source of civilization and government that were found were Egypt,
Mesopotamia, India, China, and Mexico. Every civilization had a culture they created and their
history can be traced through that culture. Every government earns land by claiming it when
nobody owns it, or taking it through war, which can be traced also through every cultures
history. China and India gave political dynasties that had little connect to the outside world. Selfconfined empires formed Mexico and Peru. Mesopotamia, Turkey, Egypt, Persia, Greece, and
Italy claimed their land by fighting through wars.
All types of governments have different styles on how they are run. China, for example,
has dynasties in which after their leader gains power, then is given the Mandate of Heaven,
people begin to come to the country and China gains population, some terrible disaster wipes out
all of Chinas farmland, the Mandate of Heaven is taken from the ruler of China, People begin
to leave China because of violence and China loses population, a new state unites China and
gains the Mandate of Heaven, and starts a new dynasty.
The Islamic religion was able to take control of a large mass of land, ruling caliphs,
Mohammed.

Countries didnt fight wars any more to claim land but to industrialize much faster. And
wars were still used to claim territories, gain access to markets that countries may not have had
access to, and spread religion. Countries found that industrialization was the best. It would find
all the answers to their military, buildings, and product lines; especially military.

1. Where were the first civilizations and government found? Answer: The first source of
civilization and government that were found were Egypt, Mesopotamia, India, China, and
Mexico.
2. Where can a governments history be found? Answer: Every government earns land by
claiming it when nobody owns it, or taking it through war, which can be traced also
through every cultures history.
3. What style of government did China have? Answer: China, for example, has dynasties. . .
4. What is a Mandate of Heaven? Answer: the Mandate of Heaven was first used to support
the rule of the kings of the Zhou Dynasty

5. What was one thing countries fought for in wars? Optional Answer: wars were still used
to claim territories, gain access to markets that countries may not have had access to, and
spread religion.
Vocabulary:
Mandate of Heaven- the Mandate of Heaven was first used to support the rule of the kings of the
Zhou Dynasty
Caliphs- The chief Muslim and religious ruler.
Mohammed- a person who unified Arabia into a single religion.
Industrialize- to develop industries in a country on a wide or large scale.