Revolutions & Nationalism Unit Five
Qualities of Past Monarchs
- Catherine the Great: I find that she was quite descent ruler. She enabled the empire to continue expanding, but at the same time the economy depended mainly on the serfs, but overall she was a good monarchy.
- Louis XIV: In my opinion he wasn't the best king, but he wasn't completely awful. He fought three wars and was one of the longest ruling monarchs of French history. He became one of the world's most powerful monarchs.
- Phillip II: I think that he was a great leader besides the fact that he caused four separate bankruptcies. During his reign Spain reached the height of their influence and power. His empire also included territories in each continent then known to man.
- Peter the Great: Peter had descent leadership skills, and expanded the Tsardom into a huge empire that became a major European power.
- Charles I: He was not a very good monarch and interfered in the English and Scottish churches and the levying of taxes without parliamentary consent, because they saw them as those of a tyrannical absolute monarch. He also wasn't a very trusted king due to the fact that he married a Roman Catholic Princess.
The Scientific Revolution affects my life do to the fact that we are constantly discovering new things and inventions. Without the Scientific Revolution we wouldn't be capable of making such progress in the medical field and the technological areas of our lives.
Nationalism: love of country and willingness to sacrafice for it.
Comparing and Contrasting
- No taxation without representation
- Limits king's power (English Bill of Rights; Magna Carta)
- America establish lasting republic
- rebellion against a monarch
- No limitations on king's power
- Fought on French soil
- Revert back to a monarch
- Napolean takes away freedom of Speech