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CONQUESTS

AND EMPIRE
BUILDING
You go and carry off the enemy s land; the enemy comes and
carries off your land

CONQUESTS AND EMPIRE BUILDING

OBJECTIVE: Identify the earliest civilizations and recognize the contributions


made to humanity that still exist today.

LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Meet the conquest process that led to the construction
of the empire in Mesopotamia and how the rulers maintained order and power

BIBLICAL PRINCIPLE: God delegates to us the task and the power to conquer
nations and submit to the government of the gospel of grace.

Matthew 28: 18-20 New King James Version (NKJV)


And Jesus came and spoke unto them, saying, all power is given unto me in
heaven and in earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing
them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit; teaching
them to obey everything I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always,
even unto the end of the world. Amen.

CONQUESTS AND EMPIRE


BUILDING
VOCABULARY

Conquer

Empire

Standing army

Taxation

Centralized
government

Code

Principle

Chariot

CONQUESTS AND EMPIRE


BUILDING
Why this is the most attractive city in
the world?
Would you like to go there, And why?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXCiLHos9ZY

CONQUESTS AND EMPIRE


BUILDING
Sargon the Great
For a brief time around 3000 B.C., the strong
city-state of Uruk controlled all of Sumer.
However, control of the city-state soon returned
to the local kings. Eventually, an enemy from
outside of Sumer came to conquer, or take over,
the Sumerian civilization by force. In about 2350
B.C. the city states had to battle a people from
central Mesopotamia whose leader was known
as Sargon.

Sargon had once served in the army of the


king of Kish, a city-state in Sumer. Around
2350 B.C. Sargon killed the king in battle.
He then gathered his own army and
conquered the other Sumerian city-states.
The Sumerians lost control over their citystates and their civilization fell.

TIME LINE OF THE CONQUESTS


AND THE EMPIRE BUILDING
2350 B.C.

Sargon continued his conquests


beyond
Sumer.
He
gained
control of an area from what is
now Iran, in the east, to what is
now
Turkey
and
the
Mediterranean Sea, in the west.
By doing this, Sargon built the
worlds first empire.

2345 B.C.

As symbol of Sargons absolute


authority, he ordered that every
boundary pillar and city wall be
brought down within his empire.
The empire was ruled from the
capital city of Akkad in the
central Euphrates River valley.
For this reason, the lands united
by Sargon became known as the
Akkadian Empire.

2340 B.C.

Sargon maintained his rule by using


the force of his army and by the
organization of his government. He
was one of the first powerful rulers
to keep a standing army.
Before that time, people earned
their living from other jobs and
served as soldiers only in times of
war.
Sargon
carefully selected
people to govern the city-state for
him. He chose officials who he knew
would remain loyal to the rule of
Akkad.

THE END OF THE AKKADIAN


EMPIRE
2294 B.C.

Others in world history who wanted to


become powerful leaders would follow
Sargons example. Sargon ruled the
Akkadian Empire for 56 years. After his
death, the empire lasted more than 200
years. That is why he is remembered as
Sargon the Great.

THE RISE OF THE BABYLON


EMPIRE
Causes
Innovations
Later Akkadian rulers found it difficult to keep control
over the vast area of their empire. In 2125 B.C. leaders
in the Sumerian city-state of Ur rebelled against
Akkadian rule. The battles brought an end to the
Akkadian Empire.

The Amorites were led by the mighty king of Babylon.


Like the Akkadian Empire, the empire of the Amorites
was named for its capital city Babylon. It was called the
Babylonian Empire.

Taxation:
system created in which
people are made to pay for the running of
their government.

Centralized government:
The Babylonian Empire was governed under a
single authority.

THE CODE OF HAMMURABI

What is the Hammurabi code, its a set of laws


that became know as a code.

When it was written? This was written on 1790


B.C.

It was based on laws of older collections of


Sumerian and Akkadian laws.

It consisted on 282 laws covering matter such


as :

Private property

Military service

Land and business deal

Taxes

The code was carved in to stone and put on


public places for all to see.

http://
www.phillipmartin.info/hammurabi/hammurabi_sit
uation_index.htm

THE HITTIES AND THE KASSITES


Hittites
Used war chariots
and advanced
weapons to
capture Babylon
easily.
Robbed Babylon of
its riches.

Kassites
BOTH
Powerful
groups.

Tried for many


years to capture
Babylon.

Captured
Babylon.

Ruled Babylon for


more than 500
years.
Adopted some
Babylonian ways.

WORKSHOP
Instruction: complete the workshop
according to the story. page 103 social
studies unit 2

HOMEWORK
Instruction: Mention 2 problems that Colombia has and provide a possible solution..

QUIZ TIME
20/05/2016

WRITING PROJECT
POSTER TIME!

Make a poster that promotes conflict resolution.


Illustrate each of the steps for resolving conflict
through compromise or any various other ways people
can reach agreements.

Due date: 20/05/2016