Homework . Outline pages 463-467, and 475-476 in the textbook. Final exam is on Tuesday, June 18 in the Cafeteria from 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm. It covers material from the second half of the year only. The format is: 45 multiple choice questions 1 essay (you will have two choices)
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a. Practiced Absolutism: Having
unlimited and unchallenged political
authority in the hands of a single ruler.
Justified by Divine Right.
1. Symbol of French
power and wealth
2. King’s residence and
center of political affairs
- France was in debt from Louis’ wars and lavish spending. Peasants are forced to pay high taxes → growing anger
- Russia was isolated from Europe
and technologically behind.
Society was dominated by landed
aristocrats who had turned most of
the peasants into serfs.