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