It's crunch time guys. We've got a long way to go and a short time to get there, but we can do it. There are two chapters left to cover, but the good news is... no semester final. (Thanks PG&E!) The work below takes a lot of smaller questions to go through the chapters but they really break it down. They will both be due the Monday of Finals Week, but it is very much in your interest to start sooner rather than later.
A running head start for our exam on this unit. Hoping the power stays on.
Test for this unit will be Friday instead of Thursday, especially if the power is off on Thursday. I've unlocked the MC review on the myAP website if you want to take a shot at that.
Exam for unit 3 on Thursday. Key terms for ch. 16 in the prior post, a spoon-feedy study guide for possible ch. 17 questions below. Also, tip for tomorrow, look over the rise of absolutism in France.
Test on Absolutism (Ch.s 16&17) next Thursday!
Today we discussed the absolutism of Peter the Great of Russia and compared him to Louis XIV of France. If you didn't finish making the T Chart, please try to finish that before we get together on Monday. (?)
Read pages 580-584 about the height of absolutism in the Ottoman Empire.
#14.a Describe the Ottoman government, including aspects that set it apart from western states.
#14b. Why was conquering Constantinople so significant for the Ottomans?
#14c. What was the significance of their defeat at Vienna?
#15. To what degree did the Ottomans practice religious tolerance? Describe the Millet system. Did religious diversity prove to be a positive or negative for the empire?
Read pages 574-580 on the rise of absolutism in Russia.
#12. What were the goals of Peter the Great? What methods did he use to achieve those goals? How successful was he?
#13. In what ways does St. Petersburg serve as a symbol of Peter the Great's rule and reforms? What does the way the city was built convey the nature of Peter's rule?
Today we started looking at the impact of absolutism on the East. We talked about the Habsburgs as they consolidate power and look to expand SouthEast following the Thirty Years War. We also introduced the Hohenzollern family of Prussia and their terrible tradition of using only 2 names on their quest to unify central Europe.
In the last two weeks we've looked at the rise of Absolutism in France and Spain, and it's rejection in the Constitutionalism of England and the Netherlands. Next week we will look at the absolutism of Eastern Europe. Get started by reading up on the Habsburgs following the Thirty Years War.
Today in class we looked at Baroque art and Spain's long slow, "sad balloon" decline. Next week we'll look at opposition to absolutism in places like England and the Netherlands. Homework for Monday is below