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Ch 18: Constitutionalism and Absolutism: Help and Review

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The Absolutism and Constitutionalism in Western Europe (1648-1715) chapter of this NY Regents Exam Global History and Geography Help and Review course is the simplest way to master absolutism and constitutionalism in government for the NY Regents Exam. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of absolutism and constitutionalism.

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This chapter helps students review the concepts in an absolutism and constitutionalism unit of a standard global history and geography course. Topics covered include:

  • The Thirty Years' War
  • The Dutch Republic
  • The English Civil War and Restoration
  • The Glorious Revolution
  • Louis XIV's France
  • The War of Spanish Succession

14 Lessons in Chapter 18: Constitutionalism and Absolutism: Help and Review
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The Thirty Years' War & the Peace of Westphalia: Summary & Significance

1. The Thirty Years' War & the Peace of Westphalia: Summary & Significance

In this lesson we explore the Thirty Years' War and the subsequent Peace of Westphalia. The continental conflict arose out of political and religious issues in the Holy Roman Empire and Europe as a whole, and its conclusion in 1648 changed the face of European politics.

The Decline of Spain & Emergence of Competing Powers

2. 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

3. 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 English Civil War: Summary, Causes, Effects & Timeline

4. The English Civil War: Summary, Causes, Effects & Timeline

In this lesson, we explore the English Civil War, a conflict that took place in the 1640s between forces loyal to King Charles I and those loyal to Parliament. The conflict arose due to complex political and religious disagreements and culminated in the trial of the king.

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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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.

French Expansion Under Louis XIV: Conflicts & Overview

8. French Expansion Under Louis XIV: Conflicts & Overview

In this lesson, we explore the initial expansion and eventual reduction of French territory during the reign of Louis XIV of France, and the numerous wars fought and political games played in the process.

The War of Spanish Succession and the Treaty of Utrecht

9. 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.

King Charles II of England: History & Overview

10. King Charles II of England: History & Overview

Meet King Charles II, the ruler of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 1660 to 1685. Discover how Charles returned from exile to take the throne and learn about his connection to the modern royal family.

Limited Monarchy: Definition & Overview

11. Limited Monarchy: Definition & Overview

Learn about Limited Monarchy - what led up to it and some different of it in modern governments throughout the world. Then take a quiz and see what you've learned.

Biography of William of Orange

12. Biography of William of Orange

In this lesson, we will learn about the life of William of Orange. We will highlight the major historical events surrounding his life, particularly his role in the Glorious Revolution, and we will learn why he was an important historical figure.

Louis XIV: Biography, Wives & Children

13. Louis XIV: Biography, Wives & Children

Louis XIV ruled France from 1641-1715. Known as the 'Sun King,' he presided over an era of territorial and military expansion, but he is best known for renovating the Palace of Versailles.

The Influence of Sea Power upon History: Summary & Quotes

14. The Influence of Sea Power upon History: Summary & Quotes

Alfred Thayer Mahan's The Influence of Sea Power Upon History was a huge success in both America and overseas. His core argument was that sea power was the key to empire-building.

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