It was an English governing party that included commoners, lower-ranking clergy, church officials, and nobles. It intended to include more people in government.
In the cause-and-effect box on the back of this page, describe the political developments in Europe that contributed to the decline of feudalism and the rise of democratic thought.
Section 2 Questions:
Fill in the blanks to explain the spread of the bubonic plague: “The plague probably originated in central Asia, traveled along the trade route to The Black Sea,was carried on a ship to Italy, and then spread north and west to the rest of Europe.
Why was the plague called the “Black Death”? What were some of the common symptoms?
The black and blue spots that were on their skin. Symptoms included fevers, vomiting, coughing and sneezing, and swelling.
How was the plague spread?
It was spread by fleas on rats because the conditions of the time were very dirty.
In the Bubonic Plague box of your cause-and-effect diagram, list example of how the outbreak of the bubonic plague in Europe contributed to the decline of feudalism and the rise of democratic thought.
Section 3 Questions:
How did the Hundred Years’ War start?
The war began because English Kings claimed land in France, which was also claimed by French Kings (dispute over land).
Why were the English able to defeat the French in early battles, such as the one at Crecy?
The English army relied on archers armed with long bows which were more accurate and flew farther.
Who was Joan of Arc? What did she do for the French during the Hundred Years’ War?
She was a 17 year-old peasant girl who fought for France. She led the French army to victory and inspired loyalty for the French King.
In the Hundred Years’ War box of the cause-and-effect diagram, list examples of how the outbreak of war in Europe contributed to the decline of feudalism and the rise of democratic thought.
Commoners gain power, lords lose power Decline of Feudalism and Rise of Democratic Thought
Hundred Years’ War