Dates: November 19 - 28
How and to what extent did
enlightenment ideas about religion and society shape the policies of the French
Revolution in the period 1789-1799?
11-19 & 20
Revolution: The Crisis of the Monarchy
the reasons for the monarchy to demand new taxes
the consequences of Necker’ report and Calonne’s Reform Plan
the deadlock between the Estates General, the monarchy and others
Activities and Tasks
Assigned Reading in preparation for section test: 592-596
Revolution: Reconstruction, Counter-Revolution, and the end of Monarchy – The
§ Text: Pages 596 -609
the political re-organization of France and the new
the role of Women as proposed by Olmype de Gouges
the economic policy of revolutionary France
the cause and effects of the Counter Revolution
Assigned Reading pages 596-603
The French Revolution
- The Terror of 1792, De-Christianization & The Cult of the Supreme Being,
Thermidor, & finally……perspective?
Assigned Text: 609-625
The Student Will-
some of the external factors that led some French revolutionaries to
becomes paranoid that the revolution was about to usurped from within
how the conflict with other countries led to internal disputes
how the concept of the General Will was used to justify the Terror
the purpose of the Cult of the Supreme Being
how the people reacted and ended the terror
the creation of the Directory
the significance of the removal of the Sans-Culottes from office
- DBQ –
Jacobin Club Alerts the Nations to Internal Enemies of the Revolution
for H/W 603 - 609
- French Revolution Film
- h/w read 609-612
12-29 & 30
- French Revolution Film
- h/w read 612 - 625
has France been called a rich nation with an impoverished government?
- How did
the financial weaknesses of the French monarchy lay the foundations of the
revolution of 1789?
were Louis XVI’s most serious mistakes during the French Revolution? Had he
been a more able ruler, could the French Revolution have been avoided or a
constitutional monarchy succeeded? Did the revolution ultimately have little to
do with the competence of the monarch?
was the Estates General transformed into the National Assembly?
- How does the
Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen reflect the social and political
values of the eighteenth-century Enlightenment?
- How were France and its
government reorganized in the early years of the revolution?
- Why has the Civil
Constitution of the Clergy been called the greatest blunder of the National
were some political factions dissatisfied with the constitutional settlement of
1791? What was the revolution of 1792 and why did it occur?
- Who were the
sans-culottes, and how did they become a factor in the politics of the period?
- How influential were they during the Terror in particular? Why did the
sans-culottes and the Jacobins cooperate at first?
- Why did that cooperation end?
did France go to war with Austria in 1792? What were the benefits and drawbacks
for France of fighting an external war in the midst of a domestic political
were the causes of the Terror? How did the rest of Europe react to the French
Revolution and the Terror?
- How did events in France influence the last two
partitions of Poland?
- A motto of the French Revolution was “equality,
liberty, and fraternity.” How did the revolution both support and violate this
motto? Did French women benefit from the revolution? Did French peasants
benefit from it?