World History 9B, Assignment Three, Absolutism

Asignment Two

Absolutism and the Road to Revolution

Deadline, 12/14, 80 points


How did the absolutists of the 1600 - 1750 period work with and fight against the growing Enlightenment?

Louis xiv



We will look at two very different forces that drove European history during the 1600 to 1750 period - absolutism and the Englightenment.


Students will identify and explain the conflicts and similarities between two rulers from this time period and the Enlightenment.


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Essential questions and rubric

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Links you will use with this assignment

A copy of the assignment

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Other online files

Click here to access the online textbook pages connected to this assignment.

Click here to view the PowerPoint file we used about absolutism at the start of this unit.

Click here for a quick explanation of the rule of Frederick the Great of Prussia. Note > The citation information is located at the end of the document.

Here is the citation information for the textbook.
Black, Roger B., et al. World History: Patterns of Interaction. McDougal Littell, 2003.

Here is the link to the virtual tour of the Palace at Versailles.

Here is a quick video about he who was probably the most famous absolutist of all - Louis XIV.