Ch 9: NYSTCE Social Studies: The Age of Absolutism

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You have a great opportunity to study smartly for the NYSTCE Social Studies exam by utilizing this chapter. In it, you will find helpful information about the age of absolutism, which will be covered on the exam.

NYSTCE Social Studies: The Age of Absolutism - Chapter Summary

Use our short lessons to review information about the absolutism and its applications and consequences as you prepare for the NYSTCE Social Studies exam. Some topics you will be able to review include:

  • Definition, characteristics and examples of an absolute monarchy
  • Europe's enlightened deposits
  • Reforms and goals in Russia
  • The unification of Japan
  • English civil war
  • Definition and history of the restoration of a limited monarchy in England
  • Politics and famous works of Thomas Hobbes

In order to quickly and effectively review absolutism material that may be on the exam, you can look through our video lessons. Featuring an interactive format, they have video tags that help you scroll through different sections. Our self-assessment quizzes and end-of-chapter exam help you gauge your learning and offer practice in answering multiple-choice questions like you'll see on the exam.

8 Lessons in Chapter 9: NYSTCE Social Studies: The Age of Absolutism
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Absolute Monarchy: Definition, Characteristics & Examples

1. Absolute Monarchy: Definition, Characteristics & Examples

During the 17th century, Europe experienced economics crises, religious wars, and civil unrest. Absolute monarchy was but one response to the search for a more ordered society. In this lesson, learn the definition, characteristics and prime historic examples of absolutism.

Royal Absolutism in France: Monarchical Power & Louis XIV

2. Royal Absolutism in France: Monarchical Power & Louis XIV

In this lesson, we will study France's absolute monarchy. We will learn its characteristics, examine its rise, and meet Louis XIV, the 'Sun King,' who brought royal absolutism to its height.

Enlightened Despots in Europe

3. Enlightened Despots in Europe

In this lesson you will explore the rise of the enlightened despots in Europe and discover how this apparent contradiction became a major trend. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Enlightened Despots in Russia: Reforms & Goals

4. Enlightened Despots in Russia: Reforms & Goals

In this lesson, we explore the term enlightened despotism and the two rulers that most closely resemble enlightened despots in eighteenth-century Russia, Peter the Great and Catherine the Great.

Unification of Japan & the Tokugawa Rule (1551-1868)

5. Unification of Japan & the Tokugawa Rule (1551-1868)

From a society that the Chinese called 'barbaric' to American gunboats in Tokyo Bay, Japan experienced a great deal of change in three centuries. Center to much of that change was the Tokugawa Shogunate.

The English Civil War: Failure of the Monarchy & Rise of Theocracy

6. The English Civil War: Failure of the Monarchy & Rise of Theocracy

In this lesson, we explore the factors that led to the breakdown of royal authority in England, the civil war, and subsequent trying and beheading of King Charles I, followed by a decade-long period of rule without a true king.

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

7. 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.

Thomas Hobbes: Absolutism, Politics & Famous Works

8. Thomas Hobbes: Absolutism, Politics & Famous Works

In this lesson, we discuss one the key political theorists of the 17th century, the Englishman Thomas Hobbes, whose theories concerning absolutism, the basis of government, and human nature still resonate to this day.

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