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Ch 21: NMTA Social Science: Absolutism & Constitutionalism in Western Europe (1648-1715)

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Use our video lessons to learn all about absolutism and constitutionalism in Western Europe (1648-1715). The information in these lessons plus the self-assessment quizzes will help you correctly answer the questions on the test.

NMTA Social Science: Absolutism and Constitutionalism in Western Europe (1648-1715) - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter can help you review what you learned in college about absolutism and constitutionalism in Western Europe (1648-1715), and perhaps teach you a few new facts. The videos cover all the topics you need to know for the test, including:

  • The decline of Spain and rise of other powers
  • The Dutch Republic
  • Restoration of England's limited monarchy
  • The creation of Great Britain
  • The reign of Louis XIV in France
  • The War of Spanish Succession

Our expert instructors guide you through each topic, pointing out the most important elements, so you are ready for the test. By reviewing the material using several strategies, you are more likely to remember it, and to enjoy yourself as you study.

Objectives of the NMTA Social Science: Absolutism and Constitutionalism in Western Europe (1648-1715) Chapter

The NMTA Social Science Exam is a structured test that evaluates your knowledge and understanding of many aspects of the social sciences. You need to pass the exam to be eligible for a teacher's license in the state of New Mexico. The topics in this Absolutism and Constitutionalism in Western Europe (1648-1715) chapter fall within the Historiography and World History Content domain. Twenty-five percent of the questions on the test will be on topics within this domain. You can gain practice answering the types of questions you're likely to see by completing the self-assessment quizzes that accompany the chapters. There are 150 multiple-choice items on the exam.

6 Lessons in Chapter 21: NMTA Social Science: Absolutism & Constitutionalism in Western Europe (1648-1715)
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The Decline of Spain & Emergence of Competing Powers

1. The Decline of Spain & Emergence of Competing Powers

In this lesson, we explore the changing geopolitical situation in seventeenth-century Europe. As Spain's power lessened, other powers such as France, Great Britain, and the Netherlands vied to replace Spain as the preeminent power of Europe.

The Rise of the Dutch Republic & Their Golden Age: History & Timeline

2. The Rise of the Dutch Republic & Their Golden Age: History & Timeline

In this lesson, we explore the birth of the Dutch Republic and the Dutch Golden Age which followed. Through innovation and economic success, the Dutch became one of the most powerful nations in seventeenth-century Europe.

The Restoration of a Limited Monarchy in England: Definition & History

3. The Restoration of a Limited Monarchy in England: Definition & History

In this lesson we explore the English Restoration of the monarchy in 1660. Over a decade after Parliament beheaded King Charles I, it restored his son, Charles II, to the English throne, albeit under a new, limited constitutional monarchy.

The Creation of Great Britain & The English Bill of Rights

4. The Creation of Great Britain & The English Bill of Rights

In this lesson we explore the 1688 Glorious Revolution in England, where the Catholic James II was supplanted by Parliament in favor of William and Mary, as well as other important political landmarks of the late Stuart period including the English Bill of Rights and the Act of Union.

The Reign of Louis XIV in France: Accomplishments & Influence

5. The Reign of Louis XIV in France: Accomplishments & Influence

In this lesson, we explore the reign of Louis XIV in France. Domestically, Louis revolutionized numerous facets of French government and administration over his 72-year reign.

The War of Spanish Succession and the Treaty of Utrecht

6. The War of Spanish Succession and the Treaty of Utrecht

In this lesson we explore the War of the Spanish Succession. With multiple claimants and no clear heir, several nations fought from 1701 to 1714 to decide the Spanish throne and tip the balance of power in Europe in their favor.

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