The student will evaluate modern revolutionary movements influenced by the European Age of Absolutism and the Enlightenment including political, economic, and social transformations.
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Summarize the establishment and authority exercised by absolute monarchies including Louis XIV, Frederick the Great, and Peter the Great.
Compare how scientific theories and technological discoveries including those made by Newton, Copernicus, and Galileo brought about social and cultural changes.
Cite specific textual and visual evidence to analyze the impact of the Enlightenment including the theories of John Locke and Adam Smith on modern government and economic institutions.
Compare and contrast the causes and lasting impact of England’s Glorious Revolution, the American Revolution, and the French Revolution on the decline of monarchy and on the rise of representative government including the impact of the Napoleonic Wars and the resulting Congress of Vienna.
Summarize the influence and global impact of emerging democratic ideals on the Latin American and Caribbean revolutions including Haiti, Mexico, and Bolivia.