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Flash-forward: After the age Absolutism , a number of revolutions occurred throughout Europe to bring back democratic forms of government. Make a Prediction: Based on what you know about absolutism and democracy, why do you think the people want democracy after all these kings and Monarchs?.

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Flash-forward: After the age Absolutism, a number of revolutions occurred throughout Europe to bring back democratic forms of government.

Make a Prediction: Based on what you know about absolutism and democracy, why do you think the people want democracy after all these kings and Monarchs?

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What: The age of absolutism in Europe

Why: To see why the people of Europe got increasingly upset at Absolute Monarchs

How: Taking notes and completing the King Louis XIV activity

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france late 1500 s

France (1562-1598): Religious wars between Catholics and Protestants

  • 1589 - Protestant prince became King Henry IV.
France – Late 1500’s

Who were the Catholics and who were the Protestants?

Why were they fighting?

france late 1500 s1

Henry rebuilt French economy

  • Brought peace
    • Followed by his son, Louis XIII (weak!!).
  • Cardinal Richelieu
    • Louis XIII’s chief minister
    • Very Good Assistant
    • Rules the land and expands the King’s Power
France – Late 1500’s

Louis XIII (13th)

louis xiv comes to power

1643—Louis XIV became king at the age of 5

  • Cardinal Mazarin(replaced Richelieu as minister)
    • Ruled for Louis until he was 22.
  • Louis became a powerful ruler (total control of France)
Louis XIV Comes to Power

Cardinal Mazarian

louis xiv comes to power1

Kept nobles out of his govt.

  • Worked hard to increase the wealth of France.
  • Jean Baptiste Colbert (Chief Minister of Finance)
    • Tried to build French industry
    • Urges people to buy French goods (not imports)
    • Urged people to settle in Canada (French colony)
    • Fur trade in North America brings France wealth
Louis XIV Comes to Power
louis fights disastrous wars

Louis made France the most powerful nation in Europe.

  • Larger population and bigger army than any other country.
  • However…costly mistakes
    • Tries to take too much land
Louis Fights Disastrous Wars

What are some of the problems for an Empire if it is growing too big?

louis fights disastrous wars1

War of Spanish Succession (1700-1713)

  • Fought to try to combine French and Spanish thrones
  • Rest of Europe felt threatened
    • Joined in war against them.
  • Major consequence of this: England became new rising power.
Louis Fights Disastrous Wars
louis xiv

Reigned for 72 Years

Lived very rich lifestyle

The “Sun King”—Perfect example of Absolutism

Louis XIV
king louis xiv activity

1.) Postcard, you will have to construct a postcard as Louis XIV in Versailles.

    • In the card describe your life, goals, major events, and ultimate demise.
    • On the other side, please include a visual that captures the essence of Louis and ABSOLUTISM
    • When you finish prepare for the Salon
      • Name card
      • Go over questions
King Louis XIV Activity
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