2009 10 Constitutionalism & Absolutism Essential Questions

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The essential questions for Mr. Lehr's World History class over Constitutionalism and Absolutism.

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2009 10 Constitutionalism & Absolutism Essential Questions

  1. 1. Constitutionalism Big Idea: Independence
  2. 2. <ul><li>Thomas Rainsborough: “Every man that is to live under a government ought first by his own consent to put himself under that government.” </li></ul><ul><li>How does this quote apply to what happened in England? </li></ul><ul><li>Does this quote apply to the United States? How? </li></ul><ul><li>Explain your answer by providing specific examples. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>2) The events that occurred in England had a huge impact on the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Why does America have to thank England when it comes to our government? </li></ul><ul><li>If you had the power to change one thing about our government, what would it be? </li></ul><ul><li>provide SPECIFIC EXAMPLES!! </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>3) England and France were different as far as government goes. </li></ul><ul><li>Compare and contrast the government in France to the government in England during this time period. </li></ul><ul><li>How did the government in each country during that time affect the people? </li></ul><ul><li>Explain and be specific. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>4) Russia had a few different rulers that could be considered absolute. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why could each ruler be considered absolute? Give specific facts for each ruler. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the relationship between an absolute ruler and the people they rule? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What about a ruler that isn’t absolute? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explain and give specific examples. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>5) The Big Idea for this unit is “Independence.” </li></ul><ul><li>How does the term Independence fit both Constitutionalism and Absolutism? </li></ul><ul><li>If you could give this unit another big idea, what would you call it? </li></ul><ul><li>Be specific and provide evidence to explain your answer. </li></ul>

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