AP World History : Political Protest, Reforms, and Revolution 600 CE to 1450

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Example Question #1137 : Ap World History

The Chinese Emperor Yongle was notable for __________.

I. the construction of the Forbidden City

II. re-establishing imperial legitimacy after the rule of the Mongol Yuan dynasty

III. centralizing imperial authority

IV. the construction of the Grand Canal

 

Possible Answers:

I, III, and IV

I, II, and III

II and IV

I and III

II, III, and IV

Correct answer:

I, II, and III

Explanation:

The Chinese Emperor Yongle was the second ruler of the Ming dynasty and probably its most famous and influential. He ordered the construction of the Forbidden City and transformed Beijing into a prosperous imperial capital. He also re-established imperial legitimacy after the rule of the Mongol Yuan and the rebellion that overthrew them. Finally, he was an important force in the centralizing of imperial authority in China.

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