Borgia: Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia becomes Pope
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Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia is elected as Pope Alexander VI. This clip depicts a pivotal conclave: Pope Alexander will guide the Catholic Church at the outset of the Age of Exploration and confirm Spain's claims of sovereignty in new realms.

Public Discussion Questions


  1. How is a pope chosen?
  2. How does Rodrigo Borgia react to the election?
  3. What name does he choose?

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  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain when, where, and why the Spanish established settlements and Catholic missions in Texas as w...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    identify important events and issues related to European colonization of Texas, including the establ...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    The student understands the causes of exploration and colonization eras. The student is expected to:
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    identify reasons for European exploration and colonization of North America
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    identify major causes and describe the major effects of the following important turning points in wo...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain the characteristics of Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy

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  • Sean Kavanagh
    10 months ago
    Borgia is asked three times, as according to the custom, "Acceptasne electionem de te canonice factam in Summum Pontificem"? (Do you accept your canonical election as Supreme Pontiff?)
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