Standard: 7.11.6 ||
The Political Impact of the Reformation
absolute monarchy: In an absolute monarchy, a ruler had complete power over the government and its subjects.
divine right of kings : a theory which states that a king's right to rule comes directly from God
constitutional monarchy: a form of government in which the king's or queen's power is limited by a constitution
federalism: a form of government in which power is shared between local and national levels
Changes in Warfare
Absolute Monarchy in France
Summary: Following the religious wars, the power of secular rulers grew while the power of the Catholic Church diminished. Some European nations established absolute monarchs. Others limited the king's power.
Study Guide Questions
CP 522. How did the religious wars alter Europe's power structure?
CP 525. What new forms of government grew out of the practices of Protestant churches?
CYP 525, 1a. How to Europe's religious wars strengthen the power of secular rulers?
CYP 525, 1b. How did the Thirty Years' War affect the power of the pope?
CYP 525, 2a. Compare the governments that arose in France and in England?
CYP 525, 2b. How did Calvinist ideas on church organization and religious practices encourage self-government?
|Homework: Read chapter 18, section 4, and choose one assignment;