- To know the meaning of the term
"nationalism" and to explain how it shattered the power of
the two great medieval institutions of the church and of feudalism.
- To explain why King John's defeats in
France proved to be gains for England in the long run.
- To identify the original purpose of
the Magna Carta.
- To describe what is meant by the
phrase "the right of due process of law."
- To list the basic rights that the
Magna Carta guaranteed and to show how it affected the king's power.
- To explain how Edward I changed the
makeup of England's Parliament.
- To identify the differences between
the British House of Lords and the House of Commons.
- To show how the power of the middle
classes was growing in late medieval England.
- To use facts to support the following
statement: While England was limiting the power of its kings
during the Late Middle Ages, the French kings were increasing their
- To show how each of the following
French kings increased royal power--Philip II (Augustus), Louis IX,
and Philip IV.
- To explain how the British Parliament
and the French Estates General were the same and how they were
- To describe ways in which the new
monarchs of the Late Middle Ages strengthened their powers.
- To list the major accomplishments of
Charles VIII (France).
- To explain why Louis XI (France) had
the nickname "The Spider King."
- To describe reasons why Louis XI and
his successors had more power than English rulers of the same period.
- To analyze the part played by the
middle class in King Henry VII's (England) government.
- To list the methods used by Henry VII
to keep the peace within his kingdom.
- To explain the importance of the
marriage of Ferdinand and Isabella to the development of the Spanish
- To identify the methods used in late
medieval Spain to increase and solidify the power of the monarchs.