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Ch 23: McDougal Littell World History Chapter 23: The French Revolution and Napoleon

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The French Revolution and Napoleon chapter of this McDougal Littell World History Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with the French Revolution and Napoleon. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with The French Revolution and Napoleon textbook chapter.

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Students Will Study:

  • Economic and social conditions that led to the French Revolution
  • Biography of Marie Antoinette
  • Creation and influence of the French National Assembly
  • The attack on the Bastille and the Great Fear
  • Phases and events of the French Revolution
  • Declaration of the Rights of Man and the constitutional monarchy
  • The Reign of Terror
  • Napoleon's rise to power, empire and military campaigns
  • Napoleon's fall
  • Europe's restoration after Napoleon
  • Objectives, members and impact of the Congress of Vienna
  • Conservatism and nationalism and competing ideologies during the restoration

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13 Lessons in Chapter 23: McDougal Littell World History Chapter 23: The French Revolution and Napoleon
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The Causes of the French Revolution: Economic & Social Conditions

1. The Causes of the French Revolution: Economic & Social Conditions

In this lesson, we explore the social, economic, and political conditions in late 18th-century France, out of which the French Revolution exploded in 1789.

Marie Antoinette: History, Life & Fate

2. 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.

The National Assembly of France: Creation, History & Impact

3. 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.

The Storming of Bastille & the Great Fear

4. 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.

Phases of the French Revolution: Overview & Events

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

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.

Napoleon Bonaparte: History, Politics & Rise to Power

8. Napoleon Bonaparte: History, Politics & Rise to Power

In this lesson, we will meet the famous Napoleon Bonaparte. We will examine Napoleon's early life, his military career, the politics of his age, and his rise to power.

The Napoleonic Empire: Military & Economic Expansion

9. The Napoleonic Empire: Military & Economic Expansion

In this lesson, we explore the French Empire under the Emperor Napoleon I, from Napoleon's coronation as emperor in 1804 until the fateful invasion of Russia in 1812.

The Fall of Napoleon & the Congress of Vienna: Definition & Results

10. The Fall of Napoleon & the Congress of Vienna: Definition & Results

In this lesson, we explore the fall of Napoleon's French Empire after his fateful decision to invade Russia in 1812. In turn, we also discuss the Congress of Vienna that convened after Napoleon's defeat and attempted to plan post-Napoleonic Europe.

Europe After Napoleon: Restoration & the Balance of Power

11. Europe After Napoleon: Restoration & the Balance of Power

In this lesson, we explore the end of Napoleon and the French Empire's control of Europe. We'll also look at the resulting settlement the European powers hoped would create a sustainable peace.

Congress of Vienna: Members, Objectives & Results

12. Congress of Vienna: Members, Objectives & Results

In this lesson, we will study the Congress of Vienna, which established a balance of power in Europe after Napoleon's defeat. We will meet the Congress' members, examine its objectives, and take a look at its results.

Competing Ideologies During the Restoration: Conservatism & Nationalism

13. Competing Ideologies During the Restoration: Conservatism & Nationalism

In this lesson, we explore the competing political ideologies of conservatism and nationalism during the 19th century and discuss a few events that exemplified this clash.

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