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Monday – May 21, 2012 Mr. Lombardi Aim: How did Spain’s power increase and then decrease under Philip II? Do Now: Answer the following in your notebook: 1. If you were the ruler of a country, describe how you would rule. 2. How do you think your answer to #1 compares to how a ruler would rule a country in the 16 th and/or 17 th centuries? Mr. Lombardi [email protected] com
H. W. #17 Handout: Defender of Catholicism – Read the handout. – Answer the question(s). – Due: Tuesday, May 22
Unit 8: Global Interactions & The First Global Age Topic 2: Absolutism
Spain’s Empire and European Absolutism King Philip II of Spain came to power during a time of religious and economic instability. He tried to use Spanish wealth to show their power and experience a golden age in the arts. • Why might there have been “religious instability” in Europe? • How could wealth show Spain’s power?
Critical Thinking Questions: 1. What non-religious factors might have provoked Philip II to send the armada against England? 2. What artistic limits might an artist such as Diego Velasquez have faced? 3. Why might readers still take an interest in the 400 year old novel, Don Quixote?
In the summer of 1588, King Philip II of Spain sent about 130 ships carrying about 19, 000 sailors to the English Channel to attack the British. English warships, however, out-maneuvered the Spanish vessels and bombarded the Spanish Armada with their heavier long-range cannons.
1. Between which two nations was the fighting taking place? 2. Which branch of the Spanish military was needed in order to fight this battle? Why? 3. Based on the map, why do you think the Spanish captains chose to sail north around Scotland rather than take the more direct route home back through the English channel? Explain your answer.
Summary 1. How did Spain’s power increase and then decrease under Philip II? 2. What does Diego Velazquez’s painting reveal about the culture of Spain during the 1500 s and 1600 s?
Regents Prep - Absolutism