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AP European History: The French Revolution - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
Examine France prior to the French Revolution, as well as events leading up to this decade-long period of social and political upheaval, through these video lessons. You'll learn about important figures of the era and explore how other European countries reacted to the revolution. Each lesson is designed by our instructors to allow you to work at your own pace and gain mastery of the topic before moving on to the next lesson. Learners who complete this chapter should be able to answer questions involving the following on the AP European History exam:
- Identifying the phases and events of the French Revolution
- Detailing the storming of Bastille and the Great Fear
- Discussing the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen and the events leading up to the abolition of the French monarchy
- Exploring the reaction of Europe to the French Revolution
- Summarizing the Coup of 18 Fructidor
- Examining the Reign of Terror in the French Revolution
- Understanding other major revolutions around the world during the 1700's
1. Major Revolutions Around the World During the 1700s
In this lesson, we will look at some of the important revolutions that took place during the 18th century. We will review the causes and effects of these revolutions, and place them in historical context.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
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