Maurya and Gupta Empires 2010 Warm up On
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Maurya and Gupta Empires 2010
Warm up: On the map in your packet… Outline and label the Gupta and Maurya Empires Label Sri Lanka
“The king’s good is not that which pleases him, but that which pleases his subjects. ” n According to Hindu teachings, a ruler’s job n was to establish _______ and order by enforcing _______, encouraging _______ growth, and resisting invaders. Were these goals easy to attain in India?
The Maurya Empire n n The first ruler to establish an empire in India was Chandragupta ________. Conquered _______ India to create a vast, united empire.
The Rule of Asoka n n Chandragupta’s son, Asoka, expanded the Mauryan dynasty to include almost all of India. After a ________ battle, Asoka gave up on war, and became a ________. Under his rule, the religion was spread all across Asia. However, he was also _________ of other religions.
Asoka was a good ruler. He set up stone pillars across India, announcing ______ so everyone could see them. “All people are my children, and just as I desire for my children that they should obtain welfare and happiness, both in this world and the next, so do I desire the same for all people”.
The End of the Maurya n n n Asoka’s rule brought ________ and __________. He was able to unite the _______ people within his empire. After his death, however, the Mauryan Empire began to decline.
The Gupta Empire n n About _____ years after the Mauryas, the Gupta Empire came to power in India. Under Gupta rule, India entered a ___________ of peace, prosperity, and _______ achievement.
A Chinese monk named Faxian visited the Gupta Empire and left a detailed record of life at that time. “The people are very well off, without…official restrictions. Only those who till the royal lands return a portion of the profit of the land as tax. If they desire to go, they go. If they like to stop, they stop. The kings govern without corporal punishment. Criminals are fined, according to circumstances, lightly or heavily. ”
What achievements were made under the Guptas?