Do Now •In your own words, define loyalty •Can you think of a situation in which someone’s loyalty to you was very important or when you had to be loyal to someone?
Goals for today Define important terms that are associated with feudalism Explain the factors that led to the rise of Feudalism in Europe Identify the roles of kings, lords, knights, and serfs in the Feudal System Evaluate the Feudal system
Feudalism Feudalism •Political and social system based on the granting of land in exchange for loyalty, military assistance, and other services
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Barbarian Invasions cause theFall of the Western Roman EmpireRise ofNewKingdoms/States that are not unitedNew Kingdoms are unable to protect themselves fromBarbarianInvasions, causing a need for localized ProtectionTheRise of Feudalism in EuropeThe Middle Ages or Medieval Period ( 500 CE -1500 CE.)