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1 Age of Absolutism “Its good to be King” Civics – evaluate forms Of government

2 Task: You have 60 seconds to get into pairs Get a sheet of poster paper and three pens

3 Constitutional Democracy 1.Have a written Constitution – Sets rules of Government (Offices, Powers, etc..) – Basis of the laws that govern life in country. 2.Government by the people— – One person, one vote— – rather than: the rule of a single individual (monarchy) or a small group (oligarchy).

4 Absolute Monarchy  Common from 15 th -18 th Century.  The monarch ruled the entire government.  Possessed unlimited power  Supported by the Divine right of kings: 1.king was divinely ordained 2.responsible only to God. 3.Even if that king chose to rule by cruel means.  Helped unify and consolidate nation- states.  Absolute monarchs would be considered dictators today.

5 Constitutional Monarchy 1.Monarch is head of state and has power due to: A Constitution (written or unwritten) Sets rules of Government (Offices, Powers, etc..) Basis of the laws that govern life in country. 2.Usually has a Parliament People elected to help make political decisions

6 Louis XIV ( ), the Sun King Louis XIV, the Sun King, as Apollo

7 Palace of Versailles

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9 Peter the Great ( )

10 Palace in St. Petersburg

11 Frederick II (the Great) of Prussia King of Prussia (1740–1786)

12 Sanssouci is the former summer palace of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia.

13 Australia’s Parliament British Parliament Denmark’s Royal Family Albert II of Belgium

14 Exit Task: Name and briefly describe the three forms of government we learned about today

15 Constitutional Democracy 1.Have a written Constitution – Sets rules of Government (Offices, Powers, etc..) – Basis of the laws that govern life in country. 2.Government by the people— – One person, one vote— – rather than: the rule of a single individual (monarchy) or a small group (oligarchy).

16 Constitutional Monarchy 1.Monarch is head of state and has power due to: A Constitution (written or unwritten) Sets rules of Government (Offices, Powers, etc..) Basis of the laws that govern life in country. 2.Usually has a Parliament People elected to help make political decisions

17 What was Absolutism?  Common from 15 th -18 th Century.  The monarch ruled the entire government.  Possessed unlimited power  Supported by the Divine right of kings: 1.king was divinely ordained 2.responsible only to God. 3.Even if that king chose to rule by cruel means.  Helped unify and consolidate nation- states.  Absolute monarchs would be considered dictators today.

18 Absolute Monarch Baseball Cards Civics – evaluates the impact of various forms of government in world history You will make “baseball cards” of two absolute Monarchs – You MUST have one card that is Louis XIV, the other you choose You will have today to complete this assessment – it is due at the end of the class period.

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