Social Studies: Post Enlightenment Period - Flashcards
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the separation of the Protestant Church from the Catholic Church

Protestant Reformation

the period of time that brought about an interest in science and technology

Age of Enlightenment

​the German monk who made ninety-five complaints against the Catholic Church

Martin Luther

the first daughter of Henry VIII who inherited the throne of England​

Mary Tudor

the king of Spain who ruled as an absolute monarch

Phillip II

an English philosopher whose political theories affected the writing of the Declaration of Independence​

John Locke

a Russian tsar who set out to modernize Russia​

Peter the Great

a Dutch scientist who discovered microorganisms using a microscope

Anton van Leeuwenhoek

a system of government where the head of state is an individual ruler who achieves such a position through heredity​


a government controlled by a small group, often for their own purposes​


​the absence of any system of government in a society


​a system of democratic government where the executive branch obtains its legitimacy through the legislative parliament

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Social Studies:  Post Enlightenment Period - Flashcards