Topic 12 Assessment

A shown in the map, by 1600, the Holy Roman Empire extended eastward from the western boundaries of Poland and Hungary to the eastern boundary of France.

  1. Locate Regions Write a paragraph describing the geographical location of countries that were part of the Holy Roman Empire in 1600. Look for the following information on the map: eastern, western, northern, and southern borders, bodies of water, present-day countries, and location on the continent.
  2. Analyze Examples Write a paragraph analyzing examples of how famous composers and their music reflected the history of the Age of Reason and transcended that era. Consider the works and themes of Bach, Handel, and Mozart.
  3. Explain Development Write a paragraph explaining how the English Civil War and Enlightenment affected the development of the British system of government. Consider the ideas of John Locke and other Enlightenment thinkers, changing role of the British Parliament through the English Civil War, and British constitutional government.
  4. Analyze Examples Write a paragraph analyzing how Enlightenment literature reflected the inequality and corruption of European society. Give a specific example of an author or literary work. Consider censorship and how writers avoided it, spread of Enlightenment ideas, and how social change led to the rise of the novel.
  5. Identify Characteristics Write a paragraph about England's rule by oligarchy in the 1600s and 1700s. Consider the definition of oligarchy, the people who held power, the contrast of the lives of the ruling elite with the poor, and the rise of the middle class.
  6. Explain the Political Philosophies Write a paragraph explaining the political philosophy of John Locke. Consider Locke's views about human nature and the ideal type of government. According to the excerpt below, under what conditions did Locke advocate a revolution? What bias for or against particular forms of government, if any, do you detect in the opening sentence of this excerpt? What reactions might the statements in this excerpt have provoked if read publicly in the American colonies in 1690?

    Chapter XIX. Of the Dissolution of Government

    “Sect. 219. There is one way more whereby such a government may be dissolved, and that is, when he who has the supreme executive power, neglects and abandons that charge, so that the laws already made can no longer be put in execution. This is demonstratively to reduce all to anarchy, and so effectually to dissolve the government: …

    Sect. 220. In these and the like cases, when the government is dissolved, the people are at liberty to provide for themselves, by erecting a new legislative, differing from the other, by the change of persons, or form, or both, as they shall find it most for their safety and good: …”

    The Second Treatise of Civil Government, 1690. By John Locke

  7. Identify the Influence and Explain the Development Write a paragraph explaining Enlightenment thinking on the development of a democratic-republican government. Consider emphasis on natural laws rather than religious beliefs, solving society's problems, and rejecting absolutism for new political ideas.

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Table of Contents

World History Topic 1 Origins of Civilization (Prehistory–300 B.C.) Topic 2 The Ancient Middle East and Egypt (3200 B.C.–500 B.C.) Topic 3 Ancient India and China (2600 B.C.–A.D. 550) Topic 4 The Americas (Prehistory–A.D. 1570) Topic 5 Ancient Greece (1750 B.C.–133 B.C.) Topic 6 Ancient Rome and the Origins of Christianity (509 B.C.-A.D. 476) Topic 7 Medieval Christian Europe (330–1450) Topic 8 The Muslim World and Africa (730 B.C.-A.D. 1500) Topic 9 Civilizations of Asia (500–1650) Topic 10 The Renaissance and Reformation (1300–1650) Topic 11 New Global Connections (1415–1796) Topic 12 Absolutism and Revolution Topic 13 The Industrial Revolution Topic 14 Nationalism and the Spread of Democracy (1790–1914) Topic 15 The Age of Imperialism (1800–1914) Topic 16 World War I and the Russian Revolution (1914–1924) Topic 17 The World Between the Wars (1910–1939) Topic 18 World War II (1930–1945) Topic 19 The Cold War Era (1945–1991) Topic 20 New Nations Emerge (1945–Present) Topic 21 The World Today (1980-Present) United States Constitution Primary Sources 21st Century Skills Atlas Glossary Index Acknowledgments