Maria Viruez DBQ2: Compare and contrast the differing ways in which Charles I and Louis XIV ruled

. Document 1: The way Louis XVI dealt with political power was by accepting assistance from courts of France and from the “sovereign” parliament. It was being implied that he was not really an absolute ruler because he had the help of others, such as the intendants, who took care of the financial administration. • POV: why is the title Science and Rationalism in the government of Louis XVI?  James King believed that the use of intendants and the chancellor of France to administer the government was reasonable and smart, hence the Rationalism. *But why science? And what other question could I answer to find the POV. Document 2: Clearly against Charles I and his way of ruling, or lack of ruling. According to this person (anonymous), Charles I knew nothing about being a ruler and didn’t have what it took to be one, even though he had been one for such a long time. - POV: Why is the person anonymous if Charles I was no longer ruling in 1674, and he’s in France (where no English power could harm him). - Why is he saying that?  Maybe because at that time, Louis XIV ruled and he saw what a great absolute ruler he was which was completely different from Charles I. Document 3: Saint Simon a Catholic is obviously glorifying and praising Louis here. He says he’s a hero and super in everything. To him, Louis XIV ruled with a natural kindness, who listened to everyone’s worries…and a lover of justice, truth, order and reason. - POV: Why was this catholic guy praising Louis when he wasn’t even religious?  Because of the religious precautions he took in order to have France under Catholicism; he kicked out the Huguenots and reestablished Catholic power. Document 4: According to Lucy, Charles I was so perfect in every way, that he did not need the assistance of the parliament or any other court. - POV: Why did she like Charles so much?  (?)

. embellish his court and perfect the arts. 9 #3: (Anti Charles) Docs. because his success meant the downfall of the parliament’s power. .How do I choose the document for the closing paragraph? Can it be just 1? Can I use 1 document twice? . .POV: (?) GROUPS: #1: (Pro Louis and) Docs.Document 5: Is a personal letter from Louis XIV to his heirs.POV: Why is he writing this?  To give his heirs instructions on how to be absolute rulers and to justify his was of ruling. it’s anti-Louis. Charles was not happy about the freedom the people had so he introduced a tyrannical government and wicked laws. burdensome and dangerous to the safety and public interest of the people.Are the groups supposed to be of the same idea? Or can they be contrasting views in order to compare within the paragraph? . because maybe he was witness of the benefits from his reign.POV: Voltaire approved of Louis XIV rule. He worked very hard for this and he was just because he worked with the ministers and the people were free to communicate with him. He says that he carefully watched over the state’s affairs and that there was a lot of disorder and the finances were “exhausted”. He worked hard and let people talk to him. 1. It was as if he was advising them how to rule (like him). Document 6: Charles I’s speech. 6. 7 #2: (Pro Charles) Docs. 4. 5. Document 7: Louis was great because he set out to reform his country. 3.POV: Since it was written by parliament members. 8 #4: (self writings) Docs. Document 9: He appears to be a just king.POV: He said this (?) to declare his absolute power to the people and abolish the parliament’s power. . . 9 Questions: . 2. Document 8: They believe that a king is unnecessary.