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Ch 11: AP European History - The French Revolution: Help and Review

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The French Revolution chapter of this AP European History Help and Review course is the simplest way to master the French Revolution. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of the French Revolution.

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Anyone who needs help learning or mastering European history material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn European history. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the phases of the French Revolution or Europe's reactions to the Revolution
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning history (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about the French Revolution
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra history learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the French Revolution chapter exam.

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  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
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  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a French Revolution unit of a standard AP European history course. Topics covered include:

  • Marie Antoinette's life and fate
  • Structure of the Ancien Regime
  • Assembly of Notables and actions of the Estates General
  • The breakdown of authority in Paris and throughout France
  • End of the monarchy
  • Political factions in the National Convention
  • The Reign of Terror in the French Revolution

14 Lessons in Chapter 11: AP European History - The French Revolution: Help and Review
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Phases of the French Revolution: Overview & Events

1. Phases of the French Revolution: Overview & Events

This lesson will provide a brief overview of the primary phases, key events, and main characters of the French Revolution. We will also study the conditions and circumstances leading up to the Revolution.

The Ancien Regime: Structure, Politics & Powers

2. The Ancien Regime: Structure, Politics & Powers

In this lesson, we will examine the Ancien Regime. This term typically refers to the structure, politics, and powers of French society before the French Revolution.

Marie Antoinette: History, Life & Fate

3. Marie Antoinette: History, Life & Fate

In this lesson, we will meet Marie Antoinette, the wife of French King Louis XVI. We will get to know Marie Antoinette as we study her early life, her years as the French queen, and her tragic end.

Assembly of Notables and the Estates General

4. Assembly of Notables and the Estates General

In this lesson, we will study the Assembly of Notables, which met in 1787, and the Estates General, which met in 1789. Neither group managed to solve France's financial crisis.

The Storming of Bastille & the Great Fear

5. The Storming of Bastille & the Great Fear

In this lesson, we will study the storming of the Bastille, which took place on July 14, 1789 in Paris. We will also examine the Great Fear that ravaged the French countryside in 1789.

The Constitutional Monarchy: Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen & the Civil Constitution

6. The Constitutional Monarchy: Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen & the Civil Constitution

In this lesson, we will study the moderate phase of the French Revolution, focusing specifically on the Tennis Court Oath, the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, the Civil Constitution of the Clergy, and the constitutional monarchy.

The End of the Monarchy: Count of Artois, Jacobin, Girondins, Duke of Brunswick

7. The End of the Monarchy: Count of Artois, Jacobin, Girondins, Duke of Brunswick

In this lesson, we will explore the end of the French monarchy. In doing so, we will take a close look at the events and leaders of the French Revolution from 1791 to 1793.

Europe Reacts to the French Revolution

8. Europe Reacts to the French Revolution

France's fellow European countries viewed the French Revolution with a mixture of fear and revulsion. They issued warnings that France refused to heed, and eventually, large-scale war broke out.

Political Factions in the French National Convention

9. Political Factions in the French National Convention

By the end of 1792, the French Revolution had entered into a radical phase. Conflict and factions sprang up everywhere, as we shall see in this lesson.

The Reign of Terror in the French Revolution: Definition, Summary & Timeline

10. The Reign of Terror in the French Revolution: Definition, Summary & Timeline

In this lesson, we explore the phase of the French Revolution popularly known as the Reign of Terror, a year-long period where thousands of French men and women lost their lives.

The Directory (1795-1799): First, Second & the Coup of 18 Fructidor

11. The Directory (1795-1799): First, Second & the Coup of 18 Fructidor

In this lesson, we will study the last days of the French Revolution. We will examine the French government under the Directory, as well as Napoleon Bonaparte's coup d'etat.

Jacques-Louis David: Biography, Paintings & The Death of Socrates

12. Jacques-Louis David: Biography, Paintings & The Death of Socrates

In addition to being one of the few prominent Frenchmen to keep his head (literally!) through the entire French Revolution, Jacques-Louis David's work is among the most notable from the period.

Reflections on the Revolution in France: Summary & Analysis

13. Reflections on the Revolution in France: Summary & Analysis

Edmund Burke's 'Reflections on the Revolution in France' is a powerful argument against the excesses of the French Revolution. In this essay, he argued for balance between liberty and order.

The Class System in the French Revolution

14. The Class System in the French Revolution

In this lesson, you'll learn about the social class system in France during the French Revolution. First, you'll find out how the class system worked before the revolution, then you'll learn how the old system changed during the revolution.

Chapter Practice Exam
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