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This chapter helps students review the concepts in an events of the French Revolution unit of a standard college French Revolution course. Topics covered include:
- Different phases of the French Revolution
- Structure and politics of the overthrown regime
- Destruction of the Bastille
- Declaration of the Rights of Man
- The Reign of Terror
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.
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.
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. 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.
6. 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.
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.
9. The National Assembly of France: Creation, History & Impact
In this lesson, we explore the initial phase of the French Revolution and the creation of the National Assembly of France. We'll also discuss the reforms it initiated and the events in France prior to the Assembly's fall in 1792.
10. Tennis Court Oath: Definition & Summary
While an odd place for an Oath that would lead to the French Revolution, the Tennis Courts of Versailles provided an interesting backdrop to the last days of pre-Revolutionary France.
11. Tennis Court Oath Painting by David: Meaning & Analysis
'The Tennis Court Oath' was sketched by Jacques-Louis David in 1791, and it captured and preserved a historic moment in French history. David's use of symbolism and his vibrant artistic technique are depicted in this important scene.
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