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 UNIT 3 — Absolutism and Constitutionalism c. 1648 to c. 1815
Topic 3.1 Contextualizing State Building 142 Essential Question: What was the context in which different forms of political
power developed from 1648 to 1815?
Analyze the Context 143
Topic 3.2 The English Civil War and the Glorioius Revolution 144 Essential Question: What were the causes and consequences of the
English Civil War?
The English Civil War 144 Restoration and Abdication 145 The English Bill of Rights 147 Topic Practice Questions 147
Topic 3.3 Continuities and Changes to Economic Practice
and Development 150
Essential Question: What were the continuities and changes in commercial and economic developments from 1648 to 1815?
The Agricultural Revolution 150 Agricultural Exchanges and European Nutrition 153 Expanding the Cottage Industry System 153 Developments in Labor and Trade 154 Development of Market Economies 155 Topic Practice Questions 158
Topic 3.4 Economic Development and Mercantilism 160 Essential Question: What were the continuities and changes in commercial and economic developments from 1648 to 1815?
A Worldwide Economic Network Develops 160 Mercantilism and Colonies 160 The Transatlantic Slave-Labor System 162 Impact on European Consumers and Markets 164 Topic Practice Questions 168
Topic 3.5 The Dutch Golden Age 170 Essential Question: What factors contributed to the development of the Dutch Republic?
The Dutch Republic 170 Dutch Civilization in the Golden Age 171 Topic Practice Questions 173
Topic 3.6 Balance of Power 175 Essential Question: How did European states establish and maintain a balance
of power on the continent from 1648 to 1815?
New Diplomacy and New Warfare 175 Challenges to Monarchs 177 European Wars and Diplomacy 179 Partitions of Poland 182 Topic Practice Questions 184
Topic 3.7 Absolutist Approaches to Power 186 Essential Question: How did absolutist forms of rule affect social and political development from 1648 to 1815?
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