Class Schedule Day 1 2 Introduction to Absolutism and Model Presentation

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Class Schedule Day 1-2: Introduction to Absolutism and Model Presentation PowerPoint presentation and discussion Ms. McKenna presents poster project on Spain – Phillip II of the Hapsburg Dynasty Days 3-4: Age of Absolutism Unit Project Monarch/partner assignments Read textbook pages covering your monarch and take notes or outline the section Day 5-6: Computer Lab/Library Complete any additional research for project Type definitions/descriptions of key terms Day 7: Project presentations Day 8: Compile notes on other groups’ monarchs (Absolute Monarchs Chart)
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Ms. McKenna World History, Part 1 Absolutism in Europe was a theory of kingship whereby the monarch ruled a centralized state with absolute sovereignty . Possessing unlimited power, he was not subject to any laws but those of God. Absolutism prevailed from the 15th century to the end of the 18th century and was often used as a unifying force in the consolidation of nation-states. Today, an absolute monarch would be known as a dictator . The theoretical justification for absolutism was derived from various sources and traditions, including the Bible and the practices of ancient civilizations. Above all, two influential figures validated absolutism in the 17th century. In France, Bishop Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet affirmed that absolute power could be justified through the divine right of kings to rule—an authority given to monarchs directly by God. Since the monarch was God's representative on Earth, his decisions became law without any accountability. In other words,
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