Absolute Monarchs questions

Begin your study of this period by reading Chapter 6 in 
European History
. Continue to 
World Civilizations 
and read 
The Age of Absolutism


Age Of Absolutism

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You will find a concise definition of absolutism 




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The Case of England 
World Civilizations.


Complete these questions after reading through the assigned chapters, websites, and slideshows.
Create a word processing document titled “Absolute Monarchs.” Copy the following questions to your document and answer in complete paragraphs (5 to 7 sentences). 
Be sure your answers are in your own words and not just copied from the reading
: define/explain the following in your own words   

absolute monarch
divine right
Edict of Nantes
Thirty Years’ War
Peace of Westphalia
St. Petersburg
Petition of Right
constitutional monarch
Glorious Revolution
: identify and explain their historical importance
Ferdinand and Isabella
Philip II
Henry of Navarre
Cardinal Richelieu
Louis XIV
Cardianl Mazarin
Jean Baptiste Colbert
Maria Theresa
Frederick the Great
Peter the Great
Henry VIII
Oliver Cromwell

  1. What was the purpose of the Spanish Armada? What happened to it and what was the historical impact of its outcome?
  2. What happened to the Spanish economy during Philip II’s reign?
  3. In what ways was Louis XIV able to increase his power while decreasing the power of other groups?
  4. Why did Louis XIV fight the War of the Spanish Succession?
  5. Describe the reforms Peter the Great brought to the people of Russia.
  6. Explain how and why Henry VIII broke from the Catholic Church.

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