Glossary of Chapter 15: The Age of Absolutism
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- define absolutism
- king/ruler has complete power
- name two groups that threatened absolutism and tell why
- nobles and church - they wanted power also
- who is john locke and what were his political principles as evidenced in Two Treatises of Government?
- he was a philosopher - said the government only as strong as people who are in it
- describe the reign of Endland's Charles II. Who suceeded him? Why was that bad?
- charles was frivolous and worldy
james succeded him - brought catholic tendencies with him. bad because the world was past catholicism now, they were worldy and protestant
- what are the Tories and the Whigs?
- tories - charles' supporters
whigs - opposition
- what was the Glorious Revolution?
- William and Mary took over - no bloodshed
- What changes did william and mary affect for England?
- Bill of Rights, Act of Toleration, Protection to Protestant disenters, Act of Sussesion, Future Kings must be in C.O.E.
- Describe the reign of Louis XIV
- absolutist - theatrics of kingship, wanted to centralize government
- what were Louis XIV goals as far as religion in France?
- wanted to unify all catholics in france
- Who was Jean Baptists Colbert? What did he do in France?
- kinds finance advisor - made sure more money went into the kings coffers
but all that money went away because Louis XIV went to war all the time
- Why did Louis XIV want to go to war so much?
- expand France's hold, establish dynasty
- what was the league of Augsburg and what happened in the 9 Years' War?
- started by william of orange to combat Louis XIV because he was on a quest for more power
- what is meant by the term balance of power?
- to prevent a sincle country from having too much power
- what war did the Treaty of Utrecht end? What were the terms of that treaty?
- war of spanish succesion - spain and france can't be united under same ruler. england got lots of Spain's new territory, even in new world , SLAVE TRADE RIGHTS
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