1. Describe the key factors in the Sui-Tang era that made for the restoration of a strong, unified Chinese empire after centuries of turmoil? The restoration of a strong, unified Chinese empire after centuries of turmoil was made possible through the reestablishment of a centralized empire, the revival of Confucian ideas and the enhancement of the scholar-gentry administrators. The creation of a bureaucracy allowed for control from the imperial palace all the down to district level.
King Louis XIV had a goal to expand France’s borders, and he did that with a powerful army. He standardized the uniforms, weapons, and training. This was the peak of Louis XIV’s success in reforming the government. Similarly, Frederick William I, the Soliders’ King, made Prussia one of the largest militaries in Europe. He was constantly wearing his military uniform and lived a very disciplined life.
Domat wrote “On Social Order and Absolute Monarchy” to defend the king’s powers, and to give a better understanding of the hierarchy type system so ordinary people would accept it. Jean Domat’s life goal was explaining absolutism. Since he was not a king and seen as a regular person, people at his time can get a better understanding of the system when someone like him explains it. He explained that the king was given his power through God and is responsible to no one but God. At first this may not have caught the attention of the people, but when Domat tells that disobeying their king is the same as disobeying God it is the
John Locke’s Second Treatise of Government was important because it helped create civil societies in which people would give up order to receive protection and security from their government(Locke 1690). This was important because it created a peaceful living and order, but also the people still had the right to overthrow their government if they felt they were not representing the people anymore and abusing power(Locke 1690). The Mayflower Compact and John Locke’s ideas helped our founders shape the U.S to create a better future, and set forth a foundation in which future principles could branch from. The Mayflower Compact was written by loyal, religious colonists that had just landed in America, it was their first attempt at establishing a document that would tell the people their rights, and who would be their leader (Nobles 1215).
He created the Code Napoleon, which guaranteed equality under the law, regulation of the economy, absolute security of wealth and private property, and the end of feudalism (Pagano “Napoleon Domestic Program Good”). The Code Napoleon showed his desire for lower class citizens, such as poor farmers, to have an equal opportunity to succeed. His actions to regulate the economy alleviated the issues with taxing the Third Estate faced. Napoleon extended liberty even to those he conquered. In a speech to troops, Napoleon said that “there is one condition you must swear to fulfill - to respect the people whom you liberate...your property, your religion, and your customs will be respected” (Document 1).
He took a non military/ no war approach to dealing with foreign affairs while Henry VIII took a more confrontational approach, for example his invasion of France. Henry VII established good trade relations with the Happisburgh Empire (Germany and Austria) and France. He also used marriage to make alliances with other foreign countries and to keep the peace between countries. One example of this is when he married his son Arthur to Catherine of Aragon from Spain. Sadly, Arthur died, but King Henry VII, not wanting to make Catherine’s father angry arranged a marriage between Catherine and his next son Henry VIII.
Instead of taking the land monopolized by the hacendados to give back to the campesinos, he took the land to create profit for high to maintain his revolutionary efforts. He gave so of the land he seized to his supporters and let his supporters keep the land they had. Another thing important to him was US support so he made sure to protect properties of US citizens. This wasnt even though becuase later the united states would turn against him. Other foreign powers took advantage of him for their own countries interest so they would supply him with arms and
When the people who survived the meteor were to come up and have this stuff. They could try to recreate history by his teachings. We could start over, and it could be like the 1700’s again. In full, George Washington has influenced all government movements and we’ve been able to grow from and expand our military also. Like previously stated, saving this
Qin Shi Huang did many things to organise his new empire. He wanted it to run smoothly for many many years. He confirmed many improvements is different areas as follows. Money-Emperor Qin also merged China by organising needed money and standard units of measure. Since everyone was using the same money and measurements, the whole of China ran much smoother.
Trade with China became much easier; ships could travel straight to California and then the goods could be transported across the United States. Families that wanted to move west now had an easier, safer way of travel. Railroads carried people, therefore contributing to the development of the West. Railroads helped shape and grow cities and towns. The railroad grew in power and size, influencing local and state governments.
How did late medieval governments shape life in positive and in negative ways? The government shaped life in a positive way by protecting the kingdom from invaders and keeping people safe. The monarchs had armies and lots of knight at their disposal. The knights had a code of honor so they were nice to women and others.
Economics sparked the American Revolution because of all the taxes. The King of Great Britain believed in paying back war debts. The taxes put a big grip on the colonies. The tax that put the most tension was the tax on tea. The people thought that they were all ruled by England so they didn 't have to follow the tax.
The politics of the newly independent country were shaped by the founding fathers’ past experiences with the British monarchy and parliament. They had to remember why the country left England originally and establish a government that avoided the mistakes Parliament made. James Madison warned in The Federalist that government had to monitor and control itself to control the citizens (Doc I). To do this, a bicameral legislature and three branches of government were created to balance the political power; to avoid one branch from gaining too much power the branches were able to check each other. In addition to the formation of the government, laws were passed to protect the colonists’ rights.
While Augustus claimed to have restored the republic through constitutional means, the historical evidence and opinion dominant at this time is that Augustus established a military monarchy by his intimate alliance with and support from the military to enforce and legitimize his rule, and accounts describe that he "...enticed the soldiers with gifts, the people with grain, and all men with the allurement of peace and gradually grew in power, concentrating in his own hands the functions of the senate, the magistrates, and the laws" Tacitus DOC
The economic and social structure changes after the French and Indian War inevitably lead to political structure change. Before the war, colonists had, for the most part, their own self-government with little participation by British officials. Royal governors were appointed for most southern states, however their roles were limited. After the war, Great Britain attempted to give more power to British officials so that they could enforce the laws of trade and taxes more prominently. The growing idea of Liberty in the colonies also brought a realization to the colonists that they were in need of "actual" representation in Parliament instead of the "virtual" representation they were given.