Discuss and analyze the various views of the function and role of an absolutist government in the years 1500-1700



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Absolutism DBQ Name _______________________________
Using the attached documents please answer the following questions. While reading through the documents consider the following prompt as a point of focus for your work.
Discuss and analyze the various views of the function and role of an absolutist government in the years 1500-1700.
Group #1 (You must have at least two documents per group)

Who is in this group?

What is similar about the documents?



DOC #’s

Summarize the ideas/beliefs in this group of documents as they relate to the function and role of absolutist governments.








Select one of the documents from this group and explain the author’s or document’s point of view. Consider the author’s place in society, his knowledge of the situation and or the purpose of the document. Document #_____________

Group #2 (You must have at least two documents per group)

Who is in this group?

What is similar about the documents?



Document #s

Summarize the ideas/beliefs in this group of documents as they relate to the function and role of absolutist governments.









Select one of the documents from this group and explain the author’s or document’s point of view. Consider the author’s place in society, his knowledge of the situation and or the purpose of the document. Document #_____________

Group #3 (You must have at least two documents per group)



Who is in this group?

What is similar about the documents?



Document #s

Summarize the ideas/beliefs in this group of documents as they relate to the function and role of absolutist governments.









Select one of the documents from this group and explain the author’s or document’s point of view. Consider the author’s place in society, his knowledge of the situation and or the purpose of the document. Document #_____________

Construct an introduction and thesis statement that responds to the following prompt:
Discuss and analyze the various views of the function and role of an absolutist government in the years 1500-1700
In your thesis you must briefly describe the various views based on the information in the documents…you cannot simply say there were various views about absolutism as a form of government and simply saying some people supported it and some people opposed it is inadequate.


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