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  1. 1. Renaissance city-states <ul><li>During the Middle Ages, much of Italy was controlled by the Holy Roman Empire. </li></ul><ul><li>As the emperors and popes fought for control, both were weakened. Several Italian cities formed states that were independent of both the empire and the church. </li></ul><ul><li>Venice and Florence were two centers of power and wealth that became the cradle of the Renaissance . </li></ul>
  2. 2. How the City’s Came to Be <ul><li>Venice was founded in the fifth century by people fleeing from Attila the Hun. They settled on a group of islands on the northeastern edge of the Italian peninsula. </li></ul><ul><li>During the Crusades, Venetian ships provided transportation to the Holy Land. By the 13th century, Venice was the most prosperous city in Europe, fending for their own they began to form their own government </li></ul><ul><li>A leader that everyone had looked toward to was the pope </li></ul>
  3. 3. Developing into City-States <ul><li>Venice was the most prosperous city in Europe. The city became rich by collecting taxes on all merchandise brought into its harbor. </li></ul><ul><li>Venice built huge warships that protected the valuable cargo of its merchant ships from pirate raids. </li></ul><ul><li>With the vast wealth from trade, many of the leading families of Venice vied with one another to build the finest palaces or support the work of the greatest artists. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Renaissance Politics <ul><li>While the world was trying to develop, Europe had turned to church leaders for advice. </li></ul><ul><li>Church consisted of pope, cardinals, bishops, and priests. </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone including the king would ask the church before taking action </li></ul>
  5. 5. How the Church got Control <ul><li>In the medieval era( before the Renaissance) the Pope hand been in charge. </li></ul><ul><li>The Pope had been in control so long that it had seemed unbearable to change to a different system. </li></ul><ul><li>In a story its said that a king had disagreed with the pope and he was banished then to beg for forgiveness he slept outside in the snow without any blankets then the next day he was terminated. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Repenting of the people <ul><li>People had realized that they were taking orders from a group of people and they didn’t like it </li></ul><ul><li>The people had started to make bigger decisions like they had started to make their own system of government </li></ul><ul><li>The pope had told people that if they left the church they would not go to heaven yet people still left </li></ul>
  7. 7. Its still the Same <ul><li>We still have the same government that they had today. </li></ul><ul><li>Europe had influenced England to work on its governmental disability’s then it traces back to ourselves </li></ul><ul><li>If people in the renaissance hadn’t done something about their government then we would have a different life today </li></ul>
  8. 8. All of My Sources <ul><li>Internet </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Clipart </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft clipart </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><li>Renaissance vol.6 Constantinople by Shona Grimbly </li></ul>