The Polis Our first unit deals with the origins of Western thinking on the polis, the Greek word for city-state. We will read Plato's famous work, The Republic, which presents an extended argument in dramatic form for what might constitute the ideal polis, encompassing consideration of all aspects of governance, citizenship, social order, and personal virtue.
Evaluate the effectiveness of the collective responses by workers to industrialization in Western Europe during the course of the nineteenth century. Identify the social and economic factors in preindustrial England that explain why England was the first country to industrialize. Discuss three developments that enabled Great Britain to achieve a dominant economic position between and Between and more and more Western Europeans were employed in cottage industry and in factory production.
Analyze how these two types of employment affected employer-employee relations, working conditions, family relations, and the standard of living during this period.
Describe and analyze the issues and ideas in the debate in Europe between and over the proper role of government in the economy.
Between and the condition of the laboring classes and the problem of political stability were critical issues in England. Describe and analyze the reforms that social critics and politicians proposed to solve these problems.
In what ways did the writings of Karl Marx draw on the Enlightenment concepts of progress, natural law, and reason? Identify and explain the similarities and differences between socialism and liberalism in nineteenth-century Europe. Describe and compare the differences among Utopian socialists, Karl Marx, and Revisionist socialists in their critiques of nineteenth-century European economy and society.
Man for the field and woman for the hearth; Man for the sword and for the needle she; Man with the head and woman with the heart; Man to command woman to obey. How accurately do the lines of poetry above reflect gender roles for European men and women in the late nineteenth century?
To what extent and in what ways did intellectual developments in Europe in the period undermine confidence in human rationality and in a well-ordered, dependable universe.
To what extent did Marx and Freud each challenge the nineteenth-century liberal belief in rationality and progress? Evaluate how the ideas of Charles Darwin and Sigmund Freud challenged the Enlightement assumptions about human behavior and the role of reason.
In Februarythe middle classes and workers in France joined to overthrow the government of Louis Phillipe. By June the two groups were at odds in their political, economic, and social thinking. Analyze what transpired to divide the groups and describe the consequences for French politics.
Discuss some of the ways in which Romantic artists, musicians, and writers responded to political and socioeconomic conditions in the period from to Document your response with specific examples from discussions of at least two of the three disciplines: Describe the physical transformation of European cities in the second half of the nineteenth century and analyze the social consequences of the transformation.
Analyze how and why western European attitudes toward children and child-rearing changed in the period from to Analyze and compare the effects of nationalism on Italian and Austro-Hungarian policies between and ?
Analyze the major social, political, and technological changes that took place in European warfare between and To what extent did the emancipation of Russian serfs and other reforms in the nineteenth century contribute to the modernization of Russia before the First World War?
Contrast European diplomacy in the periods to and torespectively. Include in analysis goals, practices, and results. Describe the steps taken between and to extend the suffrage in England.
What groups and movements contributed to the extension of the vote? Compare and contrast the degree of success of treaties negotiated in Vienna and Versailles in achieving European stability.
Assess the extent to which the unification of Germany under Bismarck led to authoritarian government there between and Analyze the policies of three European colonial powers regarding Africa between and Analyze what differences in leisure activities shown in the two paintings below reflect about the social life of the peasants in the sixteenth century and of urban dwellers in the nineteenth century.
Compare and contrast the motives for European overseas expansion during the Age of Discovery fifteenth and sixteenth centuries and during the Age of New Imperialism nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Describe and analyze the long-term social and economic trends in the period to that prepared the ground for revolution in Russia. Compare and contrast the efforts to ensure European collective security that were made by the victorious powers between and after the Napoleonic Wars with those made by the victorious powers between and after the First World War.
Compare and contrast the roles of the peasantry and of urban workers in the French Revolution of to those of the peasantry and of urban workers in the Russian Revolutions of How and in what ways were economic and political factors responsible for intensifying European imperialist activity in Africa from the mid-nineteenth century to the beginning of the First World War?
Analyze and assess the extent to which the First World War accelerated European social change in such areas as work, sex roles, and government involvement in everyday life.
Discuss and analyze the political and economic reasons for the faliure of parliamentary democracy in Germany after the First World War. To what extent and in what ways has twentieth-century physics challenged the Newtonian view of the universe and society? To what extent and in what ways did nationalist tensions in the Balkans between and contribute to the outbreak of the First World War?
How and in what ways did European painting or literature reflect the disillusionment in society between and ?When you compare the philosophical views of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, it's important to distinguish the historical Socrates from Plato's Socrates.
Unit 5 Essays. STUDY. PLAY. Compare and contrast the political views of John Locke and Thomas Hobbes. What would be advantages and disadvantages of a living under the system(s) of government each man advocated? Hobbes had a dark view of human nature sprouting from Thucydides classic History of the Peloponnesian War; Hobbes traced all.
Hobbes' view of human nature was shaped largely by the English Civil War, which took place from to and culminated in the beheading of King Charles I. Hobbes considered the ensuing.
Nov 01, · Compare and contrast the views presented by theorists on the purpose, role, and existence of governments: Jean Bodin, Jacques Bossuet, James II, Thomas Hobbes, and John Locke. Discuss how political views reflected evolving views on human nature, humanity's place, and the Glorious evolution.
AP European History Unit 2 Part IV: The French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon, Compare and contrast the views of Machiavelli and Rousseau on human nature and the relationship between the government and the governed. 3 2. Analyze the differences in the ideas held by various enlightenment figures concerning the roles of.
Hobbes vs Locke James Wells 12/11/14 Hobbes vs. Locke This paper will compare and contrast the views of Thomas Hobbes and John Locke expressed in Leviathan and Second Treatise of .