Why Did Machiavelli Write The Prince Essay

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Expectations & Summer Assignment for Students in AP European History AP courses give high school students the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school. It is my expectation (but not a requirement) that you will take the AP exam if you register for an AP course. While students are not expected to automatically have college-level reading, writing, research, and analytical skills, they are expected to live up to a college-level work ethic. Advanced Placement European History is a rigorous course designed for committed, motivated students who have already established a record of academic achievements, especially in Social Science. With this understanding, I am excited that you have registered for this challenging and interesting area of study and I…show more content…
Why did Machiavelli write The Prince? 2. Name three reoccurring themes in The Prince. 3. Describe the role of armies according to Machiavelli. 4. Why does Machiavelli say that is better for a prince “to be both loved and feared?” Is it possible for a prince to be both? Explain. 5. In chapter 20, what three bits of advice does Machiavelli give the prince? 6. According to Machiavelli in chapter 21, what must a prince do to be esteemed? 7. List and describe ten characteristics of a Machiavelli ruler. 8. As you perceive it, describe what a state might be like under a Machiavellian ruler. MORE QUESTIONS: 1. Describe the geography of Utopia. What role does geography play in the way Utopian society developed? 2. Describe the economy of Utopia. 3. Define the following terms by consulting a dictionary: Capitalism, Socialism, and Communism. Based upon the definitions of these terms, what elements of each are present in Utopia? 4. Choose any five of the following topics and describe their role in Utopia: cities, community life, economy, education, artisans, agriculture, philosophy, religion, law, foreign relations, and slavery. 5. What does Utopia tell us about More’s views of humans and

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