Ap Euro Dbq Analysis

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The peasants disliked quite a few things and in 1524-1526 they expressed the ideas of them being equal with their lords (masters), and to be led and taught about the Lutheran religion. Document One states, “The peasants are blinded, led astray, and made witless.” meaning that they had no guide or source of the Lutheran teachings. The peasants wanted to be with the lords in church to get a proper knowledge of Lutheranism,. However, the lords did not want them to cause trouble in their church so they said that if they stop causing trouble then they can join, but the document also said that their minds could switch at any moment, so either the peasants will go back on their word, or the lords will go back on theirs. The peasants also argued that they shouldn’t be forced into serfdom (slavery). Document Two said that lords should not force them into more services or tasks, and that they should get something in return if a lord asked them to do …show more content…

Document five said, “The peasants forgot their place, violently took matters into their own hands and are robbing and raging like mad dogs.”, meaning that the peasants needed to take a different route of speaking their mind. Document Five also says that the peasants are acting devilish, unchristian,and needs to be put back into place. At the end, Document Seven states, “Imperial Majesty expressly commanded that earnest examination be made so that such disturbance and rebellion be prevented in the future.” and, “...each authority shall have power to restore to their previous honorable estate and those subjects who have surrendered unconditionally and been punished.”. So it meant that the emperor demanded that authorities gets their power back and whoever supported or acted with the peasants will be punished. He wanted to make everything go back to normal and show people not to oppose the authorities in the

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