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Unit 9 - 9th

Unit 9: Age of Absolutism and Enlightenment (required)

TermDefinition
absolute monarch king with total power
Age of Reason nickname for the Enlightenment
divine right idea European kings had the right to rule because God said so
Enlightenment (origin, characteristic) began in Europe and said governments should be ruled by the people rather than one person
laissez faire idea that government should not interfere with business
Louis XIV (14th) French absolute monarch who ruled by divine right and built the Versailles Palace
Peter the Great Russian absolute monarch who tried to westernize Russia by forcing people to shave their beards
Glorious Revolution (origin, result) began in England where the king was forced to sign the English Bill of Rights and guaranteed the Parliament would have power over the king
Versailles Palace structure built by Louis XIV (14th)
westernization attempt to act more like Europe or the United States
Created by: Moschak