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1 Competing for Power and Wealth The Old Regime

2 Competing for Power and Wealth The Big Picture Scientific Revolution Rise of Absolutism 1750 Chapter 15 English Civil War Agricultural Revolution Enlightenment Industrial Revolution in Britain French Revolution American Revolution

3 Chapter 15 §Rising Ambitions in Eastern Europe Statebuilding and War Copyright © The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Permission required for reproduction or display. Map 15.1

4 Chapter 15 §Rising Ambitions in Eastern Europe  New Leadership in Expanding Russia  Catherine the Great  The Partition of Poland Statebuilding and War

5 Chapter 15 §Rising Ambitions in Eastern Europe Statebuilding and War Copyright © The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Permission required for reproduction or display. Map 15.2

6 Chapter 15 §Rising Ambitions in Eastern Europe  Forging a Military State in Prussia  Austria Tries to Hold on  The Midcentury Land Wars  The Diplomatic Revolution Statebuilding and War

7 Chapter 15 §Rising Ambitions in Eastern Europe Statebuilding and War Copyright © The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Permission required for reproduction or display. Map 15.3

8 Chapter 15 §Warfare in the Eighteenth Century Statebuilding and War

9 Chapter 15 §Western Europe and the Great Colonial Rivalry  The French Monarchy in Decline Statebuilding and War

10 Chapter 15 §Western Europe and the Great Colonial Rivalry Statebuilding and War Copyright © The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Permission required for reproduction or display. Map 15.4

11 Chapter 15 §Western Europe and the Great Colonial Rivalry  Making the British System Work  Colonies, Trade, and War  The Triangle of Trade  The Slave Trade  Fighting on Three Continents Statebuilding and War

12 Chapter 15 §Western Europe and the Great Colonial Rivalry Statebuilding and War Copyright © The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Permission required for reproduction or display. Map 15.5Map 15.6

13 Chapter 15 §Enlightened Monarchs  Frederick the Great  Joseph II  Style, Substance, or Survival? The Twilight of Monarchies? The Question of Enlightened Absolutism

14 Chapter 15 §The Agricultural Revolution  New Crops and Techniques  Enclosures Changes in Country and City Life

15 Chapter 15 §Manufacturing Spreads in the Countryside: Cottage Industry Changes in Country and City Life

16 Chapter 15 §More People, Longer Lives  Population Growth  Eighteenth-century Medicine Changes in Country and City Life

17 Chapter 15 §More People, Longer Lives Changes in Country and City Life Copyright © The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Permission required for reproduction or display. Figure 15.8

18 Chapter 15 §Deepening Misery for the Poor Changes in Country and City Life “The people could only exist by exhausting their resources.” -Jacques Turgot

19 Chapter 15 §Prosperity and the Bourgeoisie  Upper-middle Class Changes in Country and City Life

20 Chapter 15 §The Advent of the Modern Novel  DeFoe  Fielding  Burney The Culture of the Elite: Combining the Old and New

21 Chapter 15 §Pride and Sentiment in Art and Architecture  Watteau  Greuze The Culture of the Elite: Combining the Old and New

22 Chapter 15 §Reaching New Heights in Music  Baroque Music  The Classical Style The Culture of the Elite: Combining the Old and New

23 Chapter 15 Biography: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Child Prodigy, Musical genius The Culture of the Elite: Combining the Old and New “You know that I am, so to speak, swallowed up in music, that I am busy with it all day - speculating, studying, considering.” -Mozart

24 Chapter 15 §The Grand Tour The Culture of the Elite: Combining the Old and New

25 Chapter 15 §Festivals and Popular Literature Culture for the Lower Classes

26 Chapter 15 §Gin and Beer Culture for the Lower Classes

27 Chapter 15 §Religious Revivals  Pietism Culture for the Lower Classes

28 Chapter 15 §Insults, Interests, and Principles: The Seeds of revolt  New Commercial Regulations and Taxes Foreshadowing Upheaval: The American Revolution

29 Chapter 15 §A war for Independence Foreshadowing Upheaval: The American Revolution

30 Chapter 15 §Creating a New Nation  War for Independence or Revolution? Foreshadowing Upheaval: The American Revolution


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