Presentation on theme: "Chapter 17: Age of Absolutism Chapter 17: Age of Absolutism"— Presentation transcript:
1 Chapter 17: Age of Absolutism Chapter 17: Age of Absolutism
2 A form of government in which a monarch has unlimited power. Absolutism:A form of government in which amonarch has unlimited power.This describes a period of European history in which monarchs successfully gathered the wealth and power of the state to themselves.
3 QUESTION IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AN ABSOLUTE MONARCH? WHY OR WHY NOT?
4 PHILIP II (SPAIN)During his 42-year reign, Philip worked to expand Spanish influence, strengthen the Catholic Church, and make his own power absolute.Philip reigned as an absolute monarch. He asserted that he ruled by divine right.Philip saw himself as guardian of the Roman Catholic Church.Philip fought many wars as he attempted to advance Spanish Catholic power.
6 Section 1 (Spanish Power) VOCABULARYSection 1 (Spanish Power)pKEEP W/ NOTES FOR TESTHapsburgs -Philip II –Diego Velasquez –Miguel de Cervantes -Absolute monarch -Divine right -Armada -Queen Elizabeth I
7 MAIN IDEAS How did Phillip II ensure absolute power? How did he try to spread Catholicism?Why is the period from 1550 to 1650 called Spain’s “golden age”?What tactics did the English use to show their protest of Spanish rule in the Netherlands?Why did Spanish power and prosperity decline?