answer the next ten short questions. At least 8-10 sentences per each.
Essay Question List
- How did the rule of ‘absolute’ kings and the divine right of kings change the political and social
culture of Europe?
- Why was the High Renaissance birthed in the Italian states and what impact would it ultimately
have in Europe?
- How did Enlightenment philosophies and theories by Rousseau, Kant, Hobbes, and Locke actually
work in application? Explain two historical instances.
- How did the outcome from the War of 1812 transform the relationship between the United States
and Great Britain?
- How did the Compromises of 1820 and 1850 both show U.S. sectional divide far before war broke
- Why was Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 such a defining moment in
changing American history through his powers as President?
- Was China’s downfall as an empire a result of a failure to adapt or more the strengthening of
- What were the major differences in the political ideas behind the economic systems of Capitalism
and Socialism that helped define the 20
- Choose either European relations or Japanese/U.S. relations. What events helped lead to the
World Wars between the mentioned areas of influence?
- How did the United States and Soviet Union emerge after WWII as the world superpowers that
began the era known as the “Cold War” ? (1945-Present)