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In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:
- What economic and social conditions led to the French Revolution?
- Was the National Assembly of France effective during the early phase of the Revolution?
- What counter-revolutionary measures took place during the Reign of Terror?
- Which events led to Napoleon Bonaparte's triumphant return to France?
- What military conquests and social reforms took place during the Napoleonic Empire?
- Was the Congress of Vienna partially responsible for the fall of Napoleon?
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.
7. Marquis de Lafayette: Biography, Facts & Quotes
The Marquis de Lafayette was an aristocratic Frenchman who joined the American Revolution and befriended George Washington. He also played a key role in the French Revolution.
8. Napoleon Bonaparte: Biography, Facts & Timeline
In this lesson, we'll explore the life and times of one of history's great leaders, Napoleon Bonaparte. We'll learn about his role in the French Revolution, his ability as a military leader, and his eventual downfall and exile.
9. French Legion of Honor Medal
Established by Napoleon in 1802, the National Order of the Legion of Honour is the highest award in France and recognizes both military and civilian individuals.
10. French Revolution Propaganda: Art & Posters
In this lesson we will learn about propaganda during the French Revolution. We will explore how art was used for propaganda purposes and identify specific examples of Revolutionary propaganda.
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