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Political, Social, and Economic Systems

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by Maya Beckham on 25 January 2013

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Transcript of Political, Social, and Economic Systems

By : Maya Beckham Political, Social, and
Economic Systems Middle Ages Political System Feudalism (Politics) Social System -At this time, the Roman Empire was revolved
around Feudalism, because it was the law of the land
-The Upper class had control over the lower class
-Divine Right
-Divinely ordered unterpretation of the " Great Chain of Being" The Pope took control over all of Europe

Kings had control over their countries

After the kings, there were many feudal Lords Specific method of government that was a political power,which was exercised locally.

Basically an exchanged of land for Military Service

Had a great affect on England and Europe in the Middle Ages Divided into 4 different classes (Royalty is the Highest class)
1. Church / Priesthood
2. Nobility / King
3. Peasant
4. Serf
Over 90% were peasants Social Classes Social Class Kings: : Authority to make new laws,
take care of citizens, and try to remove
poverty

Queens: Did not rule alone, second in
command to Kings, and served as
regents when the king wasn’t in the
best condition to rule Nobility: Heredity nobility, those who rose to power (not from family )
Peasant: lowest social rank, had some rights and land, and were bought and sold (slaves.
Serfs: No political power, no control over property, worked the land, and weere slaves Economic System Feudalism and Manoralism
-Basically this system was made up as feudalism, that wasn't only Economic but social and political as well.
-Money was in the form of Metal coins ( most valuable : Copper, silver, and gold)
-A common job was a peasant that was a farmer who worked on the lands of a Lord
-Tremendous growth of Econmy took place in the 12th and 13th century of the Middle Ages Works Cited

http://www.thefinertimes.com/Middle-Ages/social-classes-in-the-middle-ages.html

http://www.thefinertimes.com/Middle-Ages/economy-in-the-middle-ages.html God always came first, the the Angels
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