Friday, November 16, 2012

JOURNAL 16th November 2012



Hello everybody!!

Today at the beginning  Paqui has reviewed the exercises (18,19,20) about the Treaty of Utrecht and Philip V and Ferdinand VI's Absolute Monarchies. After we have remembered the contents of the last day about the War of Spanish Succession, Raquel has explained the reasons for the War of Spanish Succession to Paqui.
Paqui has showed us an image of a citadel because Laura has asked what's the citadel (the Citadel was a fortress built by Philip V in the center of Barcelona to stop further revolts of the city).
Fernando has corrected the exercise number 18 with Raquel's help, about the Treaty of Utrecht, its main decisions were:
  • Philip V was recognized king of the Hispanic Monarchy.
  • The European territories of the Hispanic Monarchy were distributed among Austria (they received Flanders, Luxembourg, part of Milan, Naples and Sardinia) and Savoy (they received Sicily and a part of Milan).
  • Great Britain preserved Gibraltar and Minorca and they also got two important rights, which broke the Castilian monopoly in the Indies:
                     - The assiento: they could sell black slaves in the Indies.
                     - The ship of permission: once a year they could send a 500 tons ship with their products to be sold in the Indies.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c7/The_Treaty_of_Utrecht.jpg
                                                                       Treaty of Utrecht
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c7/The_Treaty_of_Utrecht.jpg

And then Paloma has corrected the exercise number 19 about the Nueva Planta Decrees:
-The Nueva Planta Decrees were four(one for every kingdom of the Crown of Aragón) so they suppressed all the particular laws and the institutions of the Crown of Aragón and all the territories of the Monarchy were submitted to the laws and institutions of Castile (Audiencias, Corregidors in the municipalities)

        Paqui has shown us a map to explain what territories did the Hispanic Monarchy loss in Europe.
Territories of Philip V and Ferdinand VI

Then Paqui and some people have explained again the reason Philip V's portrait is hanging upside down because Pilar has asked about it, it's because it was a punishment for the king because he burnt the city of Xàtiva in Valencia.
After this, Miguel has corrected exercise number 20, which was about the main features of the Philip V and Ferdinand VI's Centralized Absolutism:
  • All the powers lied on the king, so he made the main decisions.
  • The Cortes (Cortes of Spain) were not called and they had only consulting functions.
  • The king was helped by secretaries, who met in the cabinet.
  • The Councils continued to exist, but only with consulting functions.
  • All the territories of the Monarchy were under the same laws and institutions.
  • The territory was divided into provinces directed, by a captain general.
  • The post of intendent, was created to make tax collection more efficient.
 Paqui has said that Philip V and Ferdinand VI had mental problems, so their secretaries had a lot of work, and that Philip V had many depressive episodes and in 1724 Philip abdicated in favour of his son Louis, but he died six months later, so the Philip's secretaries had to rule again.

GLOSSARY

-Heritage-->  herencia
-Treaty--> tratado
-Treatment--> tratamiento
-Fortress--> fortaleza
-Citadel--> ciudadela
-Headquarter--> cuartel general
-Cabinet--> cabinete
-To abdicated--> abdicar
-To dismiss/ to fire--> despedir
-To hire--> contratar.

Bye, bye see you on Monday!!

8 comments:

Ángel-Manuel Abad said...

Hi Jesús,

I has seen that your journal is very good (and long) it explain very well everything that happens in class, but there are some mistakes:
-at the begining... is at the beginning.
-War of Sucession is War of Succession
-The past simple of send is sent.
That's all, see you on Monday.

Cris Mínguez said...

Hello Jesús !
I have already read your journal and in my opinion it's good and it has helped me to remember some things.
I agree with the mistakes that Ángel Manuel has said to you. And I also think that I have found some more mistakes:
- ...because Laura asked what's the citadel -> ...because Laura has asked what's the citadel.
- ....with the help of Raquel about the Treaty of Utrecht, -> ...with Raquel's help, about the Treaty of Utrecht.
- You have written Luxemburg instead Luxembourg.
- Monarchy is always with capital letters.
- Paqui and some people has explained -> Paqui and some people have explained.
- You have written bunrt and it's burnt.
- ...exercise number 20 that was about -> ...exercise number 20 which was about.
-...so the secretaries had a lot of work -> ...so their secretaries had a lot of work.
These are what I have found. So, bye! See you on Monday too!

Salva Fuentes said...

Hi Jesús,

Your journal is good. I have found some mistakes:
-You should write "...have explained that the painting was face down because it was..."
-In the final part I think you should remove "...were also created in every province".

If you want to add more things you can add in brackets after the point of "all the territories of the Monarchy were under the same laws and institutions" Audiencias, Corregidors in the municipalities. Also, you can add that the Cortes of Castile became the Cortes of Spain.

Goodbye!

gema ortiz de la guia said...

Hi! I think your journal is good and explain it well.
I haven´t found mistakes!
Bye bye:)

maria said...

Hi Jesús !
Your journal is very good, I like a lot. You have explained all the things very well.

I agree with Salva you can add this things.

I don't found any mistakes.

Bye bye:)

Isabel Rodríguez said...

Hi Jesús!
I'm agree with my classmates! And I haven't found more different mistakes! So bye bye, and see you tomorrow.

Paqui Pérez Fons said...

Hello everybody,

Sorry, I couldn´t be on line this weekend.

These are the mistakes not found:

- Philip V and Ferdinad VI´s Absolute Monarchies.

- Contents instead of "contains"

- War of Spanish Succession... Raquel has explained the reasons for the war

- The Nueva Planta Decrees were 4 (one for every kingdom of the Crown of Aragón). So they suppressed...

- The map was about the territories the Hispanic Monarchy lost in Europe.

- Philip V´s painting is hanging
upside down ... He burnt the city of Xàtiva

- ...exercise 20, which was... You have to write comma before "which"

-... Philip V and Ferdinand VI´s Centralized Absolitism

- ... Another comma is needed before "directed by captain generals" and "so their secreataries..." and"but he died..."

About the content:

- The Citadel was a fortress built by Philip V in the center of Barcelona to stop further revolts of the city.

- We talked again about Philip V´s portrait because Pilar asked about it, even if we had explained this the day before.


That´s all. Well done. See you tomorrow!

Jesus Morales said...

I think I have corrected all the mistakes,
see you!