Thirty Years War
(1618-48) A series of European wars that were partially a Catholic-Protestant religious conflict. It was primarily a batlte between France and their rivals the Hapsburg's, rulers of the Holy Roman Empire.
Peace of Westphalia - 1648
The treaty ending the Thirty Years' War in Germany; it allowed each prince-whether Lutheran, Catholic, or Calvinist-to choose the established creed of his territory.
a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
tutor of louis XIV who taught about the divine right of the monarchy, which helped secure louis' ideal of absolute monarchy
king of France from 1643 to 1715; his long reign was marked by the expansion of French influence in Europe and by the magnificence of his court and the Palace of Versailles (1638-1715)
(1624-1642) French Cardinal and politician responsible for instituting absolutist practices in France.
This was the man who successes Cardinal Richelieu and laid the foundations for Louis XIV's expansionist policies (1642 - 61)
Series of peasant revolts in France; gained their name from a child's slingshot because both did no real damage ; held by Mazarin
Palace constructed by Louis XIV outside of Paris to glorify his rule and subdue the nobility.
a finance minister under Louis XIV that applied mercantilism to France to help increase revenue
German state which led the unification movement and was the most powerful portion of the newly-created Germany.
Peter the Great
(1672-1725) Russian tsar (r. 1689-1725). He enthusiastically introduced Western languages and technologies to the Russian elite, moving the capital from Moscow to the new city of St. Petersburg.
Capitol city created by Peter the Great to resemble a French city. It was built on land taken from Sweden
Dutch Golden Age
Dutch farming, advanced shipping, unified political leadership, profitable banking, seaborne empire, religious toleration all factors for success. Decline due to death of William III (stadtholder), decline of naval and fishing industry.
not written or fixed set of unchangeable rules, general sense of way things were done, power distributed among KIng, aristocracy, and commoners, colonists wanted something in writing
English Civil War
This was the revolution as a result of whether the sovereignty would remain with the king or with the Parliament. Eventually, the kingship was abolished
English general and statesman who led the parliamentary army in the English Civil War (1599-1658)
Roundheads and Cavaliers
These were the two sides of the English civil war. The Roundheads were the Puritan supporters of the Parliament and the Cavaliers were the supporters of Charles I
Charles II and the Restoration
restored the Anglican Church of England -religious TOLERENCE -good relations w/ parliaments -sign Petition of Rights and Habeus Corpus Act
The Tories were colonists who disagreed with the move for independence and did not support the Revolution.
King of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1685-1688). The last Stuart king to rule both England and Scotland, he was overthrown by his son-in-law William of Orange
In this bloodless revolution, the English Parliament and William and Mary agreed to overthrow James II for the sake of Protestantism. This led to a constitutional monarchy and the drafting of the English Bill of Rights.
This guaranteed religious freedom to almost all Protestants in England under the monarchy of William and Mary.
Social Contract to soceity. Agree to do certain things in society and we will get certain rewards for doing it; thinkers from England who lived during the English Civil War
This English philosophe argued that all men were born with natural rights and that a government's purpose was to protect these rights
2nd Treatise of Government
written by John Locke, natural rights, "life, liberty, and property" (1680)
Empress of Austria, 1740-1780, made sure all her children were educated, did away with forced labor for peasants of austria, the reforms made-brought greater equality for austrian society
elaborate an extensive ornamentation in decorative art and architecture that flourished in Europe in the 17th century
Dutch painter, who painted portraits of wealthy middle-class merchants and used sharp contrasts of light and shadow to draw attention to his focus