This one page reading plus one page of questions chronicles the intricacies of the Ottoman Sultanate. It describes how Sultans were trained and chosen for the Sultanate, and how Sultans eliminated their competition. It also describes the political structure of the Ottoman Empire, the political influence of the Harem, and the law code developed by Suleyman. It is designed for middle school or high school students. The reading is visually appealing and broken into chunks. It can be used for classwork, homework, research or as a platform for projects. Questions are content based and designed to target essential content acquisition. If interested in similar Ottoman Empire readings, check other offerings by this author. A set of 5 readings plus lesson suggestions is available as an Ottoman Empire unit.