Catholic King of Protestant England, from the Stuart dynasty, angered parliament placing Catholics in top government positions.
Political view of Mercantilism
An economic policy which encouraged the role of government in stimulating the nation's economy.
Economic view of Mercantilism
Encouraged the acquisition of colonies, regulated trade, accumulated gold and silver, and created a favorable balance of trade.
The term associated with the voyage of Africans across the Atlantic during the slave trade.
This was the cheap source of labor necessary for the plantations of North and South America.
Middle East Middlemen
This group of merchants motivated the Spanish and Portuguese, to seek out new trade routes to the Far East.
The legislative body of England, representing the landowners, who controlled the powers of taxation.
Astrolabe and Quadrant
These new technologies allowed European explorers to journey across uncharted waters.
Favorable Balance of Trade
This economic belief seeks to construct a larger number of exports than imports.
This political idea implies a balance between the authority of the government and the rights of its subjects.
This geographic factor enhanced Spain and Portugal's ability to engage in exploration.
Edict of Nantes
This document allowed for religious freedom in France, granting Huguenots the rights to freely worship.
Revocation of the Edict of Nantes
The action by Louis XIV was taken to ensure religious unity in his absolutist regime.
This name was given to the cultural diffusion (foods were exchanged) that resulted from the age of exploration.
This political system promoted one religion, and total control of all laws by the monarch.
An economic condition where a European power achieve total control of all aspects of trade.
This economic condition where the price of goods increase due to the rise in gold and silver imports.