New User Special Price Expires in

Let's log you in.

Sign in with Facebook


Don't have a StudySoup account? Create one here!


Create a StudySoup account

Be part of our community, it's free to join!

Sign up with Facebook


Create your account
By creating an account you agree to StudySoup's terms and conditions and privacy policy

Already have a StudySoup account? Login here

US History, Week 2

by: Shuashua Vang

US History, Week 2 US History 101

Shuashua Vang
GPA 3.6

Preview These Notes for FREE

Get a free preview of these Notes, just enter your email below.

Unlock Preview
Unlock Preview

Preview these materials now for free

Why put in your email? Get access to more of this material and other relevant free materials for your school

View Preview

About this Document

This is Chapter 1 which covers the life in Europe in 1600.
US History
Class Notes
25 ?




Popular in US History

Popular in History

This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Shuashua Vang on Monday September 26, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to US History 101 at College of Southern Nevada taught by in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 5 views. For similar materials see US History in History at College of Southern Nevada.


Reviews for US History, Week 2


Report this Material


What is Karma?


Karma is the currency of StudySoup.

You can buy or earn more Karma at anytime and redeem it for class notes, study guides, flashcards, and more!

Date Created: 09/26/16
US History Lecture Notes Chapter 1 Europe in 1600 Politics and States I. Stable States ● France ● Spain and Portugal ● Russia ● Switzerland ● Netherlands (Holland) II. Surprise Powers ● Ottoman Empire ● Sweden ● Denmark ● Poland-Lithuania III. Divided States ● England/Scotland ● Italian Chaos ● Holy Roman Empire Long Reach of Feudalism ● Feudalism​- political, social and In Holy Roman Empire economical system developed in the ​ ollapse of Roman Empire. Kings and Bishops share equal power Originally, idea had been to protect local areas from invasion through the community. Offers the and economic collapse. ● Politically, system based on FIEF (local) personal loyalty. decentralized power & local authority of ​nobles who swear personal allegiance & support higher nobles, up to the king. ● While kings & nobles protect community physcologically, Christian Church provided spirituality (Christianity was main religion in Roman Empire.) ● Kings & Nobles ​weakened feudal political system​ by constant internal feuds. ● By 1600, Kings looking to change system by ​centralizing authority in hands of kings, rather than nobles and bishops. Feudalism and 3 Orders 1. Clergy - “Those who Pray” ● Secular clergy: priests, bishops -Some social mobility within the ● Regular clergy: monks, nuns system. Both nobles and commoners ​2. Nobility - “Those who Fight” could join the clergy, and many ● Sword nobility: old aristocrats bourgeoisie joined the nobility. ● Robe nobility: new bureaucrats ​3. Commons - “Those who Work” ● Peasants: agricultural workers ● Artisans: skilled craftsmen ● Bourgeoisie: urban professionals Economic The Feudal Village (Buckinghamshire/England) ● Peasants: majority of europeans (90%) ● Most lived in villages, working fields surrounding them. ● Serf: a peasant bound to the land​ - they cannot leave property w/o lord’s permission. Rare in western Europe by 1600, but expanding in eastern Europe. ● Artisans: millers, bakers, smiths, masons Open Field System ● Three-crop rotation system, A very successful system. ● About 50% of average family budget = food costs. ● Rotated crops for variety. Enclosure Movement ● Starts with nobles in 14th Century, who took land out of commoners for commerce. ● Quickly spreads to wealthier peasants. ● Idea spreads to strips & fields ● As Idea of enclosure spreads, emphasis shifts from community survival to maximize individual gain from property. The Development of Christianity ● 1054 Great Schism: Eastern Religions that were developed. Orthodox, Western Catholic ● 1517 Reformation: Roman Catholic (pope and state), Protestant, Lutheran. Anabaptist, Anglican (state), Calvinism (rejects state)


Buy Material

Are you sure you want to buy this material for

25 Karma

Buy Material

BOOM! Enjoy Your Free Notes!

We've added these Notes to your profile, click here to view them now.


You're already Subscribed!

Looks like you've already subscribed to StudySoup, you won't need to purchase another subscription to get this material. To access this material simply click 'View Full Document'

Why people love StudySoup

Jim McGreen Ohio University

"Knowing I can count on the Elite Notetaker in my class allows me to focus on what the professor is saying instead of just scribbling notes the whole time and falling behind."

Janice Dongeun University of Washington

"I used the money I made selling my notes & study guides to pay for spring break in Olympia, Washington...which was Sweet!"

Bentley McCaw University of Florida

"I was shooting for a perfect 4.0 GPA this semester. Having StudySoup as a study aid was critical to helping me achieve my goal...and I nailed it!"


"Their 'Elite Notetakers' are making over $1,200/month in sales by creating high quality content that helps their classmates in a time of need."

Become an Elite Notetaker and start selling your notes online!

Refund Policy


All subscriptions to StudySoup are paid in full at the time of subscribing. To change your credit card information or to cancel your subscription, go to "Edit Settings". All credit card information will be available there. If you should decide to cancel your subscription, it will continue to be valid until the next payment period, as all payments for the current period were made in advance. For special circumstances, please email


StudySoup has more than 1 million course-specific study resources to help students study smarter. If you’re having trouble finding what you’re looking for, our customer support team can help you find what you need! Feel free to contact them here:

Recurring Subscriptions: If you have canceled your recurring subscription on the day of renewal and have not downloaded any documents, you may request a refund by submitting an email to

Satisfaction Guarantee: If you’re not satisfied with your subscription, you can contact us for further help. Contact must be made within 3 business days of your subscription purchase and your refund request will be subject for review.

Please Note: Refunds can never be provided more than 30 days after the initial purchase date regardless of your activity on the site.