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Unit 6 Lesson 2

Revolutions in America and France

TermDescriptionDates
Robert Jenkins English captain; lost his ear to the Spaniards in the West Indies; 1731
War of the Austrian Succession Prussian siezure of Silesia initiated it; France got involved and pulled Britain and Spain into it as well; 1740-1748
Maria Theresa preserved the Habsburg Empire as a major political power; won loyalty and support from subjects; granted privilages to the nobles; (r. 1740-1780)
Diplomatic Revolution French and Indian War lead up to this; 1756
The Seven Years' War Initiated by Frederick II's invasion of Saxony; ended with the Treaty of Hubertusburg (1756-1763)
Marquis Cesare Beccaria Italian aristocrat; philosophe; "On Crimes and Punishments" 1738-1794
physiocrats one of a school of political economists who followed Quesnay in holding that an inherent natural order properly governed society, regarding land as the basis of wealth and taxation, and advocating a laissez-faire economy. n/a
Fran├žois Quesney and Pierre Dupont de Nemours leading spokespeople of the physiocrats (1694-1774) and (1739-1817), respectively
Adam Smith "Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations" important economic figure; professor at Glasgow University; believed in economic liberty; 1723-1790
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