Overall, many have argued that the widespread revolt of the German peasants was unnecessary and defying of their religious beliefs. Various factors played an important role in causing the peasant uprising. Martin Luther and his revolutionary ideals heavily influenced the peasants. Luther preached against the tyranny of the aristocratic members of society. He also believed in peasants being freed from serfdom.
AP Euro Essay 10/21 The peasants’ revolts in 1524-1526 were primarily to show their disappointment towards their lords. Some groups of these peasants, craftsmen, and poor soldiers did not ally with others and assist in the activities. However there were others who met together in Swabia, March 1525, to discuss the conflicts. This group became known as the Peasant Parliament, which then created Articles as an expression of their anguish. These grievances, in the German states, led to both positive and negative responses.
Louis Owens critiques The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck very well in his article. The title, Trouble in the Promise Land, exposes what the main portion of the novel represents. I agree with Owens that the migrants destroyed the Earth and the so called Promised Land myth was also torn apart, but others may believe that the migrants found the Eden that they did not harm the ground. “But you’ll kill the land with cotton.” And the owners reply: “We know. We’ve got to take cotton quick before the land dies.
He failed to foresee the anger that both the Chinese labour issue and his refusal to reverse Taff Vale would cause amongst British working men. Balfour misunderstood working men’s reaction to the tariff reform campaign and he allowed Joseph Chamberlain to make the reform a key Unionist policy from 1903 onwards. In 1902 Balfour created the Education Act. This act roused the fury of the nonconformists in Britain and led to many of them reverting to the Liberal Party. Schools were to be funded from local rates, including religious schools.
Conscripted peasants had begun to lose interest, and their welfare was harmed with the conscription of animals, meaning beasts of burden and the like were deposed to military use. Most of the officers had bought their positions for reasons of prestige and glory, meaning that they were inexperienced and not fit to lead armies into war. He, despite the warnings of his advisors, joined the front ranks. Nicholas believed he was doing the right thing, rather than realizing the incompetence of his own aggressive nationalism. This led to Russia being in the control of the German Alexandria, who was hated by the Russian people because of her inability to speak Russian, her reliance on Grigory Rasputin, a mystic who claimed to heal her son, her antisocial, depressed attitude and a general political incompetence to rival Nicholas’s.
He wants to get rid of the devil in Salem and be the savior of the town (pg. 848). When Hale discovered that Abigail and the girls were lying he try to convince Danforth to stop before another person is condemned. He realized that the people accuse their neighbors for revenge and that he can’t do anything about it. (pg.
* I believe the event that actually triggered the revolt was the battle of Poitiers and Crecy. The peasants resented the noble’s failure to use them in the fight against the enemy and felt less fear of them as the knights lost prestige in the defeats. That is when all that anger from being demoted every time really built up and shot
The Puritans wanted to remove all practice and rituals of Catholicism from Europe. John Winthrop and fellow Puritans were frustrated with religious activities in England, “All other Churches of Europe are brought to desolation and or sinnes”. He believed that the Church was corrupted and that the lord “Frowned upon us, doe threatens us fearfully”. Winthrop believed that England was invaded by evil and ran by a corrupted Government, and that the roots for religious learning were being disturbed. They feared to live in such sinful society, because they believed that God predestined people to salvation and others were damned for the rest of time.
Meetings involving town councils analyzed the poor as those “unwilling to work” as well as being “harmful to the public good” and not to mention their actions to “expel the poor from the city” (Doc.5). France’s Cardinal Richelieu added to that by stating that they have turned to begging and stealing from the sick (Doc. 8). Due to their crimes, this lead society to alienate them. Netherland’s Emperor Charles V stated, “If begging for alms is permitted to everyone indiscriminately, many errors and abuse will result for they will fall into idleness, which is the beginning of all evil” (Doc.4).
Popes were competing with Italian princes for political power and fought wars, and many clergy led lavish lifestyles. John Wycliffe An early English reformer, using sermons and writing to call for changes, but was removed from his teaching position. Jan Hus An early reformer, preaching against the immorality and worldliness of the Church, excommunicated by the Pope, and later burned at the stake after being arrested and tried. What was the "last straw" for Luther? In 1517, he saw Johannes Tetzel selling indulgences in Wittenberg, Germany.