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Agenda. Catherine the Great Notes radio Mughal Empire Notes Lyrics?. Objectives. Understand Catherine’s significance on Russian history. Explain how the British could conquer the Mughal Empire. 122. Catherine the Great. What been happening in Russia since Peter the Great?

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Agenda

  • Catherine the Great

    • Notes

    • radio

  • Mughal Empire

    • Notes

  • Lyrics?


Objectives

  • Understand Catherine’s significance on Russian history.

  • Explain how the British could conquer the Mughal Empire.


122. Catherine the Great

  • What been happening in Russia since Peter the Great?

  • Several weak emperors

    • Peter III married German Princess Catherine


Catherine the Great

  • Son in line for the throne

  • Catherine takes over instead (empress)


  • Continued westernization from Peter the Great

    • Farming, manufacturing


Enlightenment?

  • Friends with enlightenment philosophers


Trouble?

  • Peasants unhappy

    • War, plague, lack of food

  • Peasant REVOLUTION!!


Catherine’s Response

  • Abandons the enlightenment

  • Puts down the revolution

  • Rules with IRON FIST


Not every one liked Catherine


Why Great?

  • Expanded Russia to Poland

  • Took control of Crimean Peninsula

  • Russia grew strong and could compete


123. Mughal Empire

  • India before the 1700s?

  • Akbar practiced religious tolerance toward Hindus

  • Trade & Agriculture flourished

    • Clothed Europe


Mughal Art

  • TajMahal

    • Tomb built to honor wife that died during childbirth

    • Most beautiful building in the world


Mughal in the 1700s

  • Took over most of Southern Asia

  • War

  • War weakened India into fragmented states


Joint Stock Companies?

  • British East India Company defeated French and Dutch Trading Companies

  • Then defeated Indian armies


  • India was becoming a British Colony


Lyrics

  • Get in to groups

  • Decide on what topic.

  • Rubric next class.


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