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MTTC Political Science - Major Political Thinkers - Chapter Summary
The video lessons in this chapter discuss the lives, works and accomplishments of great political thinkers throughout history. Brush up on these topics prior to taking the MTTC Political Science examination. In part, the lessons provide details about the Communist Manifesto, social contract theory and the Italian Wars. The chapter's informational video lessons could also help you to:
- Summarize Plato's The Republic and Sun Tzu's The Art of War
- Examine the viewpoints of Machiavelli
- Understand the writings and philosophies of Thomas Hobbes and John Locke
- Describe the works of Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the ideas of Baron De Montesquieu
- Learn more about the manifesto of Marx and Engels, and the accomplishments of Mohandas Ghandi
Seasoned political science experts guide you through an in-depth look at these topics. Get ready for the MTTC Political Science examination by watching the engaging video lessons, submitting your questions and taking the brief multiple-choice quizzes that follow each video. Use the video tags to locate major points in the lessons and refer to the written transcripts if necessary.
MTTC Political Science - Major Political Thinkers Objectives
Some of the subject matter in the MTTC Political Science examination's 'Political Science Concepts and Skills' sub-area mirrors the information that was brought to you through this chapter's video lessons. This first sub-area of the four-part examination makes up 15% of the test. Share what you know about major political thinkers and display your capacity to teach the material so that you may qualify for a Michigan political science teaching endorsement. The examination is paper-based and contains 100 multiple-choice questions. There is a four-hour and 30 minute time limit for the exam.
1. The Republic by Plato: Summary & Explanation
What is justice? Is it a concept based on the behavior of humans individually, or is it an all-encompassing concept without variation for all mankind? This lesson reviews what Socrates and friends had to say about justice in ''The Republic.''
2. The Impact of Aristotle's Political Philosophy
Aristotle was one of the most influential scholars in human history, and he contributed to dozens of academic disciplines. Explore his impact on political philosophy, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.
3. Sun Tzu's The Art of War: Summary & Quotes
With all the advances in video game graphics, bloodshed has certainly become an art form, but today we're getting back to basics with ''The Art of War''. In this lesson, you'll find a synopsis of Master Sun's work, along with some memorable quotes.
4. Machiavelli and Lessons of the Italian Wars
This lesson focuses on Machiavelli and his views on governing, specifically pertaining to the actions of rulers. It will also highlight the actions of several countries involved in the Italian Wars of the 15th and 16th centuries.
5. Thomas Hobbes & John Locke: Political Theories & Competing Views
In this lesson, we discuss the two premier English political theorists of the 17th century: Thomas Hobbes and John Locke. We'll also take a look at their impact on Western philosophy in contemporary and modern times.
6. What Is the English Bill Of Rights? - Definition, Summary & History
In this lesson, we will learn about the English Bill of Rights. We will take a closer look at why the document was created, what the document represents and the influence it has had on the U.S. Constitution.
7. Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Ideas, Impact & Works
Jean-Jacques Rousseau was one of the most important philosophers of the Enlightenment period. Learn about his important works, his main ideas, and how he influenced other philosophers, movements, and governments in this lesson.
8. Baron De Montesquieu: Ideas, Accomplishments & Facts
In this lesson we will learn who Baron de Montesquieu was. Together, we will take a closer look at his history, his personal life and his legacy. We will analyze his works and the impact they have made on legal philosophy and modern-day constitutional law.
9. Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels: The Communist Manifesto
This lesson will explore the 19th century roots of Marxism and communism. In doing this, it will explain the role the Industrial Revolution played in forming the famous work of Marx and Engels, known as the Communist Manifesto.
10. Vaclav Havel: Biography & Achievements
Who was Vaclav Havel? In this lesson, we will explore the life, works, and legacy of the 20th-century political and intellectual leader whose life changed Eastern Europe.
11. Mohandas Gandhi: Beliefs, Accomplishments & Assassination
In this lesson, we will learn about the life of Mohandas Gandhi. We will learn what values he stood for, how he stood for them, and his lasting legacy.
12. From the Magna Carta to the American Declaration of Independence
In this lesson, we will trace the legacy of democratic ideals from the Magna Carta to the Declaration of Independence. We will highlight the key developments of democracy throughout the Medieval period and into the modern age.
13. The Constitutional Monarchy: Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen & the Civil Constitution
In this lesson, we will study the moderate phase of the French Revolution, focusing specifically on the Tennis Court Oath, the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, the Civil Constitution of the Clergy, and the constitutional monarchy.
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