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PETER THE GREAT Unit 2 PETER THE GREAT (1672 –1725) Prof. Ivan Mundo Aug-Dec 2007
PETER THE GREAT What is a leader? What kind of changes do we need in Puerto Rico?
PETER THE GREAT A leader is "a person who influences a group of people towards the achievement of a goal". A reminder for this definition would be 3P's – Person with a Purpose to influence People. http://www.vtaide.com/gle anings/leader.htm
PETER THE GREAT Peter was one of the most famous tsars in Russian history.
PETER THE GREAT People in Russia were uncivilized, uneducated, and cruel.
PETER THE GREAT Russia had no courts or court systems, nor system of government.
PETER THE GREAT People lived in poverty, misery, and fear.
PETER THE GREAT Peter ruled with his half brother Ivan and his half sister Sophia. When Ivan died in 1696, Peter ruled alone.
PETER THE GREAT Peter was unique in many ways. He was six feet eight inches tall. He had great physical strength.
PETER THE GREAT Peter wanted Russia to be as great as European countries.
PETER THE GREAT He tried to learn everything he could when he went to Europe and disguised himself as a common soldier.
PETER THE GREAT Russians in Europe had bad manners, and their customs were peculiar. They used chairs to make fire, and shot their guns at priceless paintings.
PETER THE GREAT Peter’s dream was to create a powerful Russian navy, so he learned shipbuilding.
He also learned watchmaking and studied the human body. He sent machinery to Russia, scientific equipment, and even an English coffin. PETER THE GREAT
Peter forced change in his country. He was cruel and heartless. Peter even ordered his own son, Alexis, to be killed because he did not agree with his father’s methods.
PETER THE GREAT Peter made changes in the government, military, and religion.
PETER THE GREAT He developed a new system of government and started Russia’s first newspaper.
PETER THE GREAT He built : canals factories schools hospitals museums
VOCABULARY Page 11. 1. Uncivilized 2. Occasion 3. Priceless 4. Starving 5. Coffin 6. Root 7 Peculiar 8. Misery 9. Deny 10. Disguise A. Box used to hold a dead body. B. Suffering or dying because of no food C. Strange or unusual D. Great happiness E. Grows underground
PETER THE GREAT Peter put a tax on everything. He left people without money. They paid taxes on everything from boots to drinking water.
PETER THE GREAT He also wanted to make changes in people’s personal lives. All men had to shave their beards. To use a beard, the man paid taxes.
PETER THE GREAT At the time, men had complete power over women, so Peter also improved the lives of Russian women.
PETER THE GREAT He made men and women eat together. He made them dress like Europeans. Women were not permitted to paint their teeth. They could choose their husbands, contrary to tradition.
PETER THE GREAT Peter wanted more land for his country. He went to war with Sweden and took over a lot of land. He built a new capital city, Saint Petersburg.
PETER THE GREAT Peter died at the age of 53. Even though he died relatively young, Peter the Great transformed Russia into a modern power.
VOCABULARY Page 11 1. Uncivilized 2. Occasion 3. Priceless 4. Starving 5. Coffin 6. Root 7 Peculiar 8. Misery 9. Deny 10. Disguise F. Very valuable G. Having bad manners H. Special event or ceremony I. To change unusual appearance J. To say something is untrue
EXTENSION PAGE 11 The Suffix –LESS This suffix means “NOT Having “or “ Without.” When you add –less to some nouns, they become adjectives. NOUNADJECTIVE hope &LESS= hopeless
Which words can take the suffix “less”? education homefoodsleepharm dogfriendhomepower meaning timeColortastepennybrain bordercarebookfriendheart joblifemercypowersex