Lazayvion Hammick Sheila Wilkinson World History College-Prep 4 December 2015 “Power of the Catholics” The Catholic Church has a significant impact during the Medieval Times, also know as the Middle Ages. The Church has a lasting impact that still affects people today. Key Area include the governments, society, and the economy.
The war of 1812 pitted the young America against the large empowered force of Britain, as well as many native Americans. This war was a huge influential factor in the growth of America from that point on. Britain's tyrannical rule over America and Canada eventually brought America to war. Although they suffered many casualties, American troops pushed the redcoats back and boosted the nation's confidence. The outcome of this war affected America’s foreign policies, economy, and society as a whole.
The movement, however, satisfied many individuals need for reassurance, direction, and religious purpose, that was otherwise missing. The Great Awakening was most successful in uniting the colonial America people in the understanding of the Christian faith and life. Despite it achievements, the Great Awakening ended up weakening the significance of clergy as believers started depending on their conclusions. The movement also resulted in the development of different cults and denominations and promoted religious tolerance.
Historians point to a number of reasons that caused the American Revolution, but I believe the two most important things that affected the colonies was the French and Indian War along with the British policy changes that they had made after the Seven-Year War. The French and British had, had a long history of not getting along. When the French tried to take over more land towards the Ohio River Valley, the British decided it was time to declare war. It could be known as the first “World War” because it took place not only in the Americas but also a lot of Europe. The French put up quite the fight.
In contrast the “Order of the Templar sources of income diversified, as it acquired plunder from it’s military campaigning and began to deploy and invest its own wealth in Western Europe”. The presence of the Teutonic knights remained a strong faithful military order dedicated to the Christian faith and it’s holy ground and people, until the early 1400’s where
The Crusades that spanned centuries and continents are a series of religious wars between European Christians and Muslims over the control of the Holy land. The consequence of the Crusades had long lasting effects, in both Europe and the Holy land, socially, politically, and economically, even though their main goal had not been accomplished, according to the History Channels website. In Europe the crusades led to the breakdown of the feudal society and with the end of feudalism brought about the conditions that lead to the Renaissance. Many feudal lords, Knights and nobles went off to fight in the crusades and many did not return. This caused a shift in power with Monarchs and Kings gaining control.
The people of Rwanda were very desperate for land in the 1900s which made them vulnerable to the Hutu propaganda and political manipulation by the government. During all the propaganda by the government and Hutu extremists they were encouraged to blame the Tutsis for their problems, so this would include the environmental issues and economic problems they were dealing with. Also, the desperate plight of the people made them more vulnerable to the propaganda and political corruption/manipulation that encouraged Hutus to rise against the Tutsis. As the President's power was rising with international support, France too supported the regime to gain local influence, the exploding population was rising and the elite had confiscated half of the country's
Everyone was petrified of Hell. Since the church ruled over the people, the Church continued to tell them that Hell was terrible. Throughout the medieval times, the Catholic Church was the center of attention. The land was led by the Pope. Knights needed to serve their lord but keep their faith.
The Christian View vs. The Muslim View of the Crusades The crusades were a set of different military actions that were sanctioned by the Catholic Church and the papacy. Their intention was to recapture Holy Lands they believed were rightfully theirs from the Muslim people that had invaded it. As any attack on a large group of people would do, every major group was affected. The Christians had their own reasons and beliefs for going on these Crusades.
As a result of war, especially during the crusades, religious leaders gained more relics, as the knights sacked captured cities. In the Fourth Crusade, Villehardouin tells his readers how "the spoils were so great that no one could tell you how much it amounted to in gold, silver, tableware, precious stones, samite, silk cloth, garments of vair, grey fur and ermine, and all the fine things that were ever found on Earth." As a result, these riches were meant to go to the churches. This is significant, as these items could have been used to encapsulate more relics with gold and precious stones. While Villehardouin does not state everything that was seized, one can guess that the knights would have also sacked churches in Constantinople and discovered additional relics. Although this contrasts with the idea of pilgrimage, the practice was generally accepted, as the knights thought they were saving the relics.
It could also be for political gain as troops hoped to conquer lots of villages along the way to Jerusalem. The religious devotion was very important in the crusades as it gave them a goal to achieve such as saving the holy land from the Muslims. It kept the troops strong for the war filled journey to Jerusalem and the promises of having sins forgiven was a reward to die
The Great Awakening unified the diverse colonies with the belief that colonists must shift their lives’ focus from worldly matters, such as accumulating land and wealth, back to faith and the church i n order to avoid condemnation by God. Ministers, such as the passionate George Whitefield, became very influential and powerful at the time by spreading this concept along with methods for earning salvation. For example, “at Philadelphia…, many thousands flock[ed] to hear him preach the Gospel, and great numbers were converted to Christ” (VOF 78). With a large following, Whitefield’s ideas “... encouraged many colonists to trust their own views rather than those of established elites” (GME 160).
An organization of religious warriors, the Knights Templar protected Christian pilgrims in the Near East during the High Middle Ages (Davis Paul K.; Allen Lee Hamilton 1). The European knights, fighting as heavy cavalry, responded to the call of Pope Urban II in 1095 to march to the Holy Land and liberate it from the possession of the Muslims. The Knights accomplished their main goal of establishing European control in Jerusalem and the surrounding area, but Europeans were too few in numbers to control the countryside, this need for protection of Christian pilgrims brought the Knights Templar into Existence. The Knights Templar was organized into a hierarchy with a grand master at the top, followed by the seneschal, provincial marshals, commander of the land and realm Jerusalem, and commander of the fleet base at Acre, a city in the northern coastal plain region of northern Israel. The Knights wore white mantles with a red cross emblazoned on the front and back.