This lesson package is about Cardinal Richelieu and his contributions to absolutism in France. Students will be review aspects of the Reformation that will help them better understand Richelieu's contributions via PowerPoint. Students will also be introduced to the man himself using the same PowerPoint. Then, students will read secondary source about Richelieu before writing a well-reasoned paragraph designed to reinforce students' understanding of his decisions and accomplishments. Finally, students will grade Richelieu as an "absolute monarch" as part of an Exit Ticket.