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The French Revolution and Napoleon Bonaparte - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
You've likely heard of Marie Antoinette, Louis XIV and Napoleon, but do you know the details of their involvement in the French Revolution? In this chapter, you'll learn about these historical figures as well as the impact of France's Revolution in the late 18th century. You'll discover the effects the event had on the country's government, economy and people. By viewing the lessons, you'll explore topics like:
- What caused the French Revolution
- Why the National Assembly of France was created
- How the Reign of Terror affected the French people
- How Napoleon came to rule France after the Revolution
- What caused Napoleon's downfall
|The Causes of the French Revolution: Economic & Social Conditions||Discover the social and economic factors in France that contributed to the Revolution.|
|The National Assembly of France: Creation, History & Impact||See why the National Assembly was established and the reforms it sought to implement.|
|The Reign of Terror in the French Revolution: Definition, Summary & Timeline||Learn about the events in the bloody Reign of Terror period and its repercussions in France.|
|Napoleon Bonaparte: Rise to Power and Early Reforms||Find out about the life of Napoleon and how he became France's emperor.|
|The Napoleonic Empire: Military and Economic Expansion||Explore the impact of Napoleon's plan to expand the French empire in Europe.|
|The Fall of Napoleon & the Congress of Vienna: Definition & Results||Get details on what led to Napoleon's downfall and see why the Congress of Vienna was convened.|
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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
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- World War I: Battles & Diplomacy
- Revolution & Nationalism in Asia
- Crisis & Depression Between the World Wars
- World War II: European & Pacific Theaters
- Restructuring the World After World War II
- The Spread of Democracy Across the World
- Europe & the United States After 1945
- Latin America after 1945
- Africa & the Middle East After 1945
- Asia & the Pacific After 1945
- Contemporary Global Concerns