Ch 9: Virginia SOL - World History & Geography 1500-Present: Age of Absolutism

About This Chapter

The Virginia SOL World History & Geography 1500-Present exam will include questions on the Age of Absolutism. You can prepare for these questions with the video lessons you'll find in this chapter.

Virginia SOL World History & Geography 1500-Present: Age of Absolutism - Chapter Summary

Go through the video lessons in this chapter to learn about important topics related to the Age of Absolutism. All of these points will be crucial if you want to do well on the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Exam on world history and geography (1500-present). Among the chapter's lessons are topics such as:

  • Louis the XIV and France's royal absolutism
  • Russian enlightened despots
  • The westernization of Russia
  • Russian Czars and the Reformation
  • The causes, timeline and events of the French Revolution

The chapter's practice quizzes will be extremely helpful in testing your understanding of these topics and preparing you for the format of the exam. Our study guides will afford you a much greater chance of correctly answering questions on the day of your test!

6 Lessons in Chapter 9: Virginia SOL - World History & Geography 1500-Present: Age of Absolutism
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Royal Absolutism in France: Monarchical Power & Louis XIV

1. 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 Russia: Reforms & Goals

2. 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.

Peter the Great & the Westernization of Russia: Facts & History

3. Peter the Great & the Westernization of Russia: Facts & History

In this lesson, we explore the reign of arguably Russia's greatest monarch, Peter the Great. We'll also look at the westernization of Russian life and government that he implemented.

Russian Czars During the Reformation: Michael Romanov and Peter the Great

4. Russian Czars During the Reformation: Michael Romanov and Peter the Great

In this lesson, we explore the rule of two Russian czars during the Reformation period, Michael Romanov and Peter the Great, both of whom spent their childhoods in exile before ruling Europe's largest country.

The Causes of the French Revolution: Economic & Social Conditions

5. The Causes of the French Revolution: Economic & Social Conditions

In this lesson, we explore the social, economic, and political conditions in late 18th-century France, out of which the French Revolution exploded in 1789.

The French Revolution: Timeline & Major Events

6. The French Revolution: Timeline & Major Events

In this lesson, we will learn about the French Revolution. We will examine the causes of the French Revolution and highlight the key themes and events associated with it.

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