Social Studies - 2019-20

WHII.5e - French Revolution

The student will apply social science skills to understand the political, cultural, geographic, and economic conditions in Europe and Russia from about 1500 A.D. (C.E.) to about 1800 A.D. (C.E.) by

e) explaining the causes and effects of the American and French Revolutions;


Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

How did new ideas spark change and conflict in the late 18th and throughout the 19th centuries?

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

The ideas of the Enlightenment and French participation in the American Revolution influenced the French people to view their government in new ways.

The French overthrew the absolute monarchy and established a new government.


ESSENTIALS

Causes of the French Revolution

 Internal causes—economic crisis and weak leadership

 Influence of Enlightenment ideas

 Influence of the American Revolution

o Provided a successful example of overthrowing a monarchy

o French participation in the American Revolution


Events of the French Revolution

 Storming of the Bastille

 Reign of Terror

 Founding of the first French Republic


Outcomes of the French Revolution

 End of the absolute monarchy of Louis XVI

 Collapse into terror

 Rise of Napoleon


KEY VOCABULARY

Terms:

Reign of Terror

Napoleonic Code

Unification

Nationalism

Congress of Vienna

Balance of Power

Restoration

Liberal

Conservative

Radical

Democracy

People:

Louis XVI

Napoleon

Robespierre

Places:

Bastille

Independence or liberation in 1800s


Updated: Jun 01, 2018