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Many European monarchs of the 1600s maintained that they should have absolute power to rule because they had been given their power to govern from God. This theory justifying a monarch’s rule by God’s authority is called the theory of
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Unit 3: Absolutism & Constitutionalism Chapters 16 & 17 Absolutism Middle AgesUnit 3: Absolutism & Constitutionalism Chapters 16 & 17 Absolutism Middle Ages
Middle Ages – King’s ruled by the grace of God: law was given to kings by God & kings
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Catherine the Great passes the Edict of ToleranceCatherine the Great passes the Edict of Tolerance
Influenced by French Enlightenment thinking, Catherine the Great carried out a number of internal reforms. The tolerance of all forms of religion as laid down in the edict was intended to show the world that a modern and enlightened monarch was
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Historical BackgroundHistorical Background
Peter I of Russia came to the throne in 1682. Known as Peter the Great, he was a brilliant but highly controversial ruler. He made Russia into a great power although he brutally oppressed many
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Question 1 (Worth 5 points) Question 1Question 1 (Worth 5 points) Question 1
Mc which of the following represents an effect of the dissections of human bodies that occurred during the Scientific Revolution?
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Unit 3: Absolutism & Constitutionalism Chapters 16 & 17 Absolutism Middle AgesUnit 3: Absolutism & Constitutionalism Chapters 16 & 17 Absolutism Middle Ages
Middle Ages – King’s ruled by the grace of God: law was given to kings by God & kings
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Russian absolutismRussian absolutism
Ivan III liberates the Russians from the Mongols who had ruled it from 1240-1480, stops paying tribute and becomes the first Tsar
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