The French Revolution!

March 13, 2013


In World History we are studying the French Revolution.  We will focus on how the ideals of the Enlightenment were acted upon by American colonists & French society. We will also look at the political, economic, & social conditions that led to each revolution. Students will discuss how the American & French Revolutions differed even though similar ideas spurred each. We will look at how the French Revolution created the atmosphere for Napoleon to seize power & how he was able to become emperor of the French & most of Europe. Finally, we will look at the downfall of Napoleon and how the Congress of Vienna attempted to restore Europe to the ideas prior to the Revolutions.