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Unit 3 Absolutism & New Worldview

Mrs. Kaminskis
AP European History


Unit 3 Chapters 5 & 6

Absolutism & New Worldview
Unit Goal:
The seventeenth century was a time of crisis and rebuilding for Europe. Analyze how the rise of
absolutism and constitutionalism tried to deal with order in Europe, as well as the emerging new worldview
created by the Age of Enlightenment.
Language Objectives:

Define academic vocabulary using both oral and written responses. Explain content material using
complete sentences. Create a thesis and prove it.
Enabling Objectives: Students will be able to.using
1. Identify/define the chapter I.D.s terms and their significance to this unit.
2. Examine the common crises and achievements of the seventeenth-century European states.
3. Analyze the factors that led to the rise of the French absolutist state under Louis XIV, and the decline of
absolutist Spain during the same period.
4. Explain the social conditions of Eastern Europe and how the rulers of Austria and Prussia transformed their
nations into powerful absolutist monarchies.
5. Describe the distinctive features of Russia and the Ottoman absolutism.
6. Report on how the constitutional state triumphed in the Dutch Republic and in England.
7. Discuss the baroque style of art and music and where it was popular.
8. Explain the revolutionary discoveries that were made in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and the
intellectual and social results.
9. Discuss the new ideas that emerged during the Age of Enlightenment.
10. Examine the impact the new ways of thinking had on political developments and monarchical absolutism.
Chapter 5, Constitutionalism & Absolutism
Reading: Text pp. 167-201
Th & F

Sept. 22, 23

Topic of the Day

Unit 2 Exam

Unit 3 Guide
Read 167-175 (#1-13)

Sept. 15, 16

Class Discussion using Reading Notes

The Dutch Republic Handout
TomR Art PPT
Guided Reading Glorious Revolution
PPT Development of English
Constitutionalism / Graphic Organizer


Sept. 19

Th & F

Sept. 20, 21

PPT Absolutism
Video Lecture/Graphic Organizer

Sept. 22, 23

Complete Graphic Organizer using E Lectures

Read 176-183 (#14-26)

Read 184-191 (#27-33)
APPARTS English Bill of
Rights Doc3.12
Read 192-201 (#34-42)
Merc Turk
Bring Chromebooks to class
on Monday/ Bring Ear Buds
Reading Quiz on Chpt. 5

Reading Guide

Chapter 5 I.D. Notecards and Reading questions. Each I.D. notecard must list the definition and
significance of the topic. All questions must be answered in complete sentences.

1. What was the Dutch Golden Age and what led to its decline? (168)
2. What factors led to the different political paths taken by England and France in the 17 th
century? (170)
3. Parliamentary monarchy (170)
4. Political absolutism (170)
5. Divine Right of Kings (170)
6. James I (171)
7. Charles I (171)
8. Petition of Right 1628 (172)
9. Why did the English government under King James I modify its opposition to tobacco? (173)
10. Who were the Cavaliers and Roundheads? (175)
11. Oliver Cromwell (175)
12. Charles II (175)
13. Period of Restoration (175)
14. Who were the Whigs and the Tories? (177)
15. The Glorious Revolution (177)
16. Mary and William III of Orange (177)
17. English Bill of Rights (177)
18. Sir Robert Walpole (178)
19. Why were efforts to establish an absolute monarchy successful in France but not in
England? (179)
20. Louis XIV (179)
21. Fronde (179)
22. Parlements (180)
23. Palace of Versailles (180)
24. Bishop Jacques-Benigne Bossuet (180)
25. Jean-Baptiste Colbert (182)
26. Gallican Liberties (183)

27. John Locke (185)

28. Why does Locke find an absolute monarch in conflict with his subjects and they with him?
29. How do Lockes views serve to provide a foundation for parliamentary government? (185)
30. Jansenism (186)
31. War of Spanish Succession (187)
32. Treaty of Utrecht (187)
33. Habsburg Empire (191)
34. Charles VI (193)
35. Pragmatic Sanction (193)
36. Prussia (193)
37. Hohenzollerns Family (193)
38. Frederick William (193)
39. Junkers (195)
40. Peter the Great (196)
41. How did Peter the Great transform Russia into a powerful, centralized nation? (196)
42. St. Petersburg (198)