World History Homework Nine Answers - Student Fourteen
1. Now that you've taken the midterm exam, how might you have prepared better? (5 words or less): Applied more time towards studying.
- Good suggestion.
2. Religious wars in England: its loss, America's gain. Explain: The European countries believed in what is called the “Divine Right of Kings”, which is a political and religious doctrine that states that all authority a king has is provided by God. In England, there is the constitutional monarchy which requires the king to share his power with parliament, and also requires him to obey the law just like everyone else. The monarchy caused many conflicts in England, a lot of them dealing with religion. There were many disagreements between the Church of England, the Puritans, the Quakers, and other Christian faiths. The conflicts were so big that people were fleeing to the new colonies in America to establish religious communities free from persecution.
3. The French Revolution: all bad, or was there something good about it?: The French Revolution was a frightening time in France. During this time taxes were raised and riots started all throughout France. Peasants were infuriated by this that they starting burning down wealthy homes, and storming through the large Paris prison, freeing the inmates. It was a very violent and chaotic time for France and is known as the “Reign of Terror”. Historians credit the Revolution by saying it spread the idea of the Enlightenment, limited the power of nobility and clergy, and ended an absolute monarchy, while others are horrified to where it led. I really don’t think there was anything good that came from it.
- Superb again.
4. Pick another revolution and describe it: In 1791 an African priest sparked an uprising of 100,000 slaves led by Toussaint L’Ouverture, which started the Haitian Revolution. The French troops arrived in 1802 with hopes to abolish the revolution, and succeeded. They tricked L’Ouverture onto a ship leading him to believe he would be signing a peace treaty granting the colony independence from France but instead was taken captive and was thrown into a French prison where he died a year later. Later on Dessalines, a general under L’Ouverture continued the fight for freedom which L’Ouverture had begun, and in 1804 Haiti was granted its independence.
- Excellent, may use as a model.
H2. Napoleon's Empire: write about any aspect of it that interests you: The thing I find most interesting about Napoleons Empire is the Napoleonic Code. The Napoleonic Code is a French civil code established in 1804. The Code was a successful system of laws that strongly influenced the laws of many other countries. Many view this code as being one of the few documents which have influenced the whole world.
- Terrific, could also use as a model!
- Fantastic homework. 50/50. Perfect!--Andy Schlafly 21:44, 5 April 2009 (EDT)