Age of Enlightenment and Eighteenth Century

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Eighteenth Century
1. Identify features of the eighteenth-century Agricultural Revolution and analyze its social and economic consequences. (2003)

2. How and to what extent did Enlightenment ideas abut religion and society shape the policies of the French Revolution in the period 1789 to 1799. (2003)

3. Analyze how Galileo, Descartes, and Newton altered tradition interpretations of nature and challenged tradition sources of knowledge. (2009)

4. Analyze the methods and degrees of success of Russian political an social reform from the period Peter the Great (1689-1725) through Catherine the Great (1762-1796) (2008)

5. Describe and analyze the changes that led to Europe’s rapid population growth in the eighteenth century. (2008)

6. Britain and France were engaged in a geopolitical and economic rivalry during the eighteenth century. Identify the factors that contributed to this rivalry, and assess the results for both countries over the period 1689 to 17889. (2007)

7. Assess the impact of the Scientific Revolution on religion and philosophy in the period 1550 to 1750. (2004)

8. Analyze the economic, technological, and institutional factors responsible for Western Europe’s domination of world trade from 1650 to 1800. (2005)

9. Identify the grievances of the groups that made up the Third Estate in France on the eve of the French Revolution, and analyze the extent to which one of these groups was able to address its grievance in the period 1789 to 1799. (2007)

10. Analyze the extent to which Fredrick the Great of Prussia and Joseph II of Austria advanced and did not advance enlightenment ideals during their reigns. (2009)

11. Analyze at least TWO factors that account for the rise and TWO factors that explain the decline of witchcraft persecution and trails in Europe in the period from 1580 to 1750. (2002)

12. In what ways and to what extent did absolutism affect the...
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