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CSET Multiple Subject Subtest 1: World History

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1. A series of military expeditions in the 11th - 12th - and 13th centuries by Western European Christians to reclaim control of the Holy Lands from the Muslims

2. These people united and ruled most of India. After Babur invaded India - Akbar became the main ruler of this kind. They were great builders Taj Mahal - but their empire declined quickly (by 1750).

3. Large powerful kingdom in East/Central africa. Controlled and taxed trade between the interior and coastal regions - Organized the flow of gold - ivory - slaves - forged alliances w/ local rulers & profited immensely from these transactions.

4. Area along the central west coast of Asia Minor colonized by settlers from mainland Greece from about 1000 BC. Ionian Greeks - including Homer - played a central role in the early development of Greek history and literature following the Dark Ages. B

5. A city established as the new eastern capital of the roman empire by the emperor constantine in a.d. 330 that is now called istanbul

6. The scientific revolution brought about new mechanical inventions - The availability of investment capital and the rise of the middle class provided an economic base - Geographic and social conditions in England favored industrialization:

7. The revolutionary socialism of ____________ advocated a violent overthrow of the present economic system - History was seen as a class struggle between the exploiters (bourgeoisie) and the exploited (proletariat)

8. This war was between Aristocrats and Nobles. The Nobles wanted to control the throne so the first Tudor King - Henry VII took the throne in 1485. He abolished the Noble's private armies.

9. Roman laws - justice system - court system; language(Latin); Pax Roman a long period of peace that enabled free travel and trade Building Construction - engineering and road construction. architecture - literature - art - sculpture and the humanites.

10. Were skilled farmers & flourished in the Ohio & Mississippi Valleys (200BC to 400AD).

11. Reality consists of ideas that exist in the mind - independant of sensory powers of perception.

12. Clan of Quraysh that dominated politics and commercial economy of Mecca; clan later able to establish dynasty as rulers of Islam

13. Among the most vigorous of the medieval emperors. Clashed with the pope over the appointment of the clergy. Known as 'the red beard' (r. 1152-1190). He attempted to conquer Lombardy (n. Italy) and unite the German princes - but the popes did not appr

14. This was the French law put in place by Napoleon. It promoted equality before the law - toleration of all religions - and outlawing serfdom and feudalism. It also took away women's rights and outlawed trade unions and strikes.

15. A new group of nomads that drove the tang armies out of central Asia and took control of the silk roads. because of this chinas economy was damaged

16. A kingdom of the West African rain forest

17. English military - political - and religious figure who led the Parliamentarian victory in the English Civil War (1642-1649) and called for the execution of Charles I. As lord protector of England (1653-1658) he ruled as a virtual dictator.

18. A collection of laws covering crimes - farming - business activities - and marriage and family. Many of the punishments were cruel - but the code was an important step in the development of a justice system

19. First known kingdom in sub - Saharan West Africa between the sixth and thirteenth centuries C.E. Also the modern West African country once known as the Gold Coast.

20. The legaslative body of england (lawmaking) - two houses: house of lords and house of commons

21. The first great Christian philosopher. He was a sinner and did not believe but eventually was converted and he wrote CIty of God as well as Confession - he is also responsible for the doctrine of Original Sin

22. An ancient Egyptian writing system in which pictures were used to represent ideas and sounds

23. Developed their own language - a sophisticated systemof writing - literature and poetry - with great emphasis on a love of nature - beauty - and good manners.

24. A broad intellectual movement in 18th - century Europe that advocated the use of reason in the re - evaluation of accepted ideas. Also known as the Age of Reason.

25. Made up of art and culture - music/dance - storytelling and very Religious

26. The collection of Papal states directly under the control of the Pope. Included lands in Italy - Germany - France - Spain - and England.

27. The imperial dynasty of China from 960 to 1279

28. King of England - Scotland - and Ireland (1625-1649). His power struggles with Parliament resulted in the English Civil War (1642-1648) in which Charles was defeated. He was tried for treason and beheaded in 1649

29. The term for The Univeral Soul in Hinduism.

30. Greek language and cultural accomplishments preserved. Center for world trade and exchange of culture. It spread civilization to all of eastern Europe. It preserved the Eastern Church which converted Slavic people to Christianity. Its economic streng

31. An assembly of high church officials summoned by the Catholic Church to clarify doctrine and address reform in response to the challenges raised by the Protestant Reformation.

32. European trade agreement with Africa dealing with slaves brought from Africa. Integral part of Triangle Trade between the Americas - Africa - and Europe.

33. Empire created by indigenous Muslims in western Sudan of West Africa from the thirteenth to fifteenth century. It was famous for its role in the trans - Saharan gold trade.

34. This queen of England chose a religion between the Puritans and Catholics and required her subjects to attend church or face a fine. She also required uniformity and conformity to the Church of England

35. The 'Theatre of politics.' The nobility were required to live there by Louis XIV - beautiful architecture and gardens. Symbol of French state and power

36. First Bourbon king - most important kings in French history - rise to power ended French Civil Wars - gradual course to absolutism - politique - converted to Catholicism to gain loyalty of Paris

37. The doctrine emphasizing a person's capacity for self - realization through reason

38. Took over Turkey from the Byzantine Empire and strived to expand its borders into Eastern Europe - mainly fighting the Holy Roman Empire and its various princes throughout the Middle Ages. Constanople the center. Over time it started to shrink and gr

39. A republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula

40. Roman expansion resulted in a world republic. Emerged as the dominant power in the Mediterranian.

41. A center for civilizations which flourished in the 2nd and 3rd millenniums BC

42. A war that broke out between the parliament supporters (roundheads) and the king's supporters (cavaliers). It ended with the execution of the king - Charles I

43. Old Kingdom (massive pyramids) - Middle kingdom - New kingdom (gets agressive)

44. King of France from 1643 to 1715; his long reign was marked by the expansion of French influence in Europe and by the magnificence of his court and the Palace of Versailles (1638-1715)

45. 800-1300 developed in the Southwest & the Anasazis were skilled builders & sophisticated farmers. Example Mesa Verde Cliff houses

46. Domination of the commercial trade routes controlled by Constintanople and a monopoly on the silk trade. Excellant use of diplonmacy to avoid invasions. Geographically distant from the tribes who sacked Rome. Codification of Roman Law. A forstress ci

47. Military Genius of France - who later became a dictator and eventually overthrown. He sold the west land (Louisiana) to the United States for a very cheap price doubling the land of America.

48. DominateTurkish group control caliphate

49. The revolution that began in 1789 - overthrew the absolute monarchy of the Bourbons and the system of aristocratic privileges - and ended with Napoleon's overthrow of the Directory and seizure of power in 1799.

50. The basis of a court system for justice. The essence of English common law is that it is made by judges sitting in courts - applying their common sense and knowledge of legal precedent to the facts before them.