Santa Monica College Transformations in Secular & Religious Power Essay

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Primary Source Response for Part I Test: Choose 2 of the following questions to answer. Make sure you answer all of the embedded questions.Each question is worth up to 15 points.

  1. How does Las Casas reject Sepulveda’s argument in In Defense of the Indians?
    • What is the basis of his reasoning?
    • Take note of the date of publication, put the document into the context of the Spanish Empire construction and related events in the western world at the time.
    • How does Las Casas’ defense of the Indians betray his sense of European superiority?
  1. In what ways were both Hobbes and Locke responding to the debate over political authority evident in Charles I’s trial?
    • Use specific quotes from the sources (Hobbes’ Leviathan and Locke’s Second Treatise on Government) and…
    • Correspond the date of their publications to what was happening in the English civil war at the time and up to the time of their publication.
  1. According to the first poem in the broad sheet A Sober and Wholesome Drink, what were the medicinal effects of coffee?
    • How might these effects have contributed to coffeehouses’ growing popularity?
    • Use quotes from both sources (the Poem and the Coffee House Rules) and the knowledge you have gained from your Lecture Slide and textbook reading to answer.
  1. What do the decree on foreigners and the statute of the College of Manufacturers suggest about Peter I’s understanding of the role of commerce in building the power of the Russian state?
    • In what ways was this understanding in line with broader changes in the European economy at this time?

Part 1 Test, Short Answer Responses: In 1-2 paragraphs (at most) answer each of the following questions.

Each question is worth up to 10 points.

  1. Based on what you’ve learned about continental political and social history—through reading, the lecture slides, and the board discussion, why were the Portuguese and the Spanish the first to establish a permanent presence in the East, Africa, the Caribbean and the South America?
  2. What were the two main characteristics of any absolutist monarch?
  3. How did the rise of slavery and the plantation system change European politics and society? For part of your answer, describe some of the rules listed in the broadsheet A Sober and Wholesome Drink regarding coffee shop behavior and consider how this might have affected western society in areas with booming coffee shop cultures (such as in France).


Criteria for all end of Part tests (Parts 1-4)

Criteria for all end of Part tests (Parts 1-4)

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePRIMARY SOURCE QUESTIONS: Answers question completely (not leaving embedded questions unanswered)

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePRIMARY SOURCE QUESTIONS: quotations are analyzed, not simply thrown in without scrutiny.

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSHORT ANSWER RESPONSE: answers all questions completely

15.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSHORT ANSWER RESPONSE : Answers are specific (not generalized) and evidence is used (such as an example of a specific event, person, primary source).

15.0 pts

Total Points: 60.0


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