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Ch 8: Modern World History - Patterns of Interaction Chapter 7: The French Revolution and Napoleon (1789-1815)

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  • The structure of the Ancien Regime
  • The French Revolution's social and economic causes
  • The significance of the storming of the Bastille
  • Phases of the French Revolution
  • Events of the French Revolution's Reign of Terror
  • Napoleon Bonaparte's rise to power
  • French expansion under Napoleon
  • Causes of Napoleon's fall from power
  • The purpose and results of the Congress of Vienna

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9 Lessons in Chapter 8: Modern World History - Patterns of Interaction Chapter 7: The French Revolution and Napoleon (1789-1815)
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The Ancien Regime: Structure, Politics & Powers

1. 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.

The Causes of the French Revolution: Economic & Social Conditions

2. 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.

The Storming of Bastille & the Great Fear

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.

Phases of the French Revolution: Overview & Events

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

5. 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: Rise to Power and Early Reforms

6. Napoleon Bonaparte: Rise to Power and Early Reforms

In this lesson, we explore the rise to power of one of France's greatest rulers, Napoleon Bonaparte, and his subsequent achievements during the first few years of his rule up until he was crowned Emperor in 1804.

The Napoleonic Empire: Military & Economic Expansion

7. 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

8. 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.

Congress of Vienna: Members, Objectives & Results

9. 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.

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