The Mongols came from an area north of China called Mongolia.
Steppes are flat, dry grasslands
The Mongols were horseback riders
Terror is violent acts that are meant to cause fear in people
To unify is to bring together
In A.D 1260, the grandson of Genghis Khan, Kublai, beca,e the new Mongol ruler.
Kublai Khan decided that he would control all of China in 1271
Like many Chinese, the Mongols in China practiced Buddhism, but they were respectful of the other religions.
One of the most famous European travelers to reach China was Marco Polo
The Mongol empire stretched from China to Eastern Europe