SSWH14 The student will analyze the age of revolutions and rebellions.
b. Identify the
causes and results of the revolutions in England (1689), United States (1776),
France (1789), Haiti (1791), and Latin America (1808-1825).
48) JOURNAL ENTRY, “Causes of the French Revolution”
Essential Question #2 – What were the Causes of the French Revolution?
Information on page 651-655
· On the Right Side – Draw a graphic organizer to represent your thoughts (Bubble, Spider, or 3 column). Detail the three causes for the French Revolution: Enlightenment Ideas, Economic Troubles, and a weak leader. Information for the chart on page 652-653.
· On the Left Side – Connect each of the terms to the French Revolution: Robespierre, The Great Fear, The Bastille, Tennis Court Oath, The Reign of Terror, and The Third Estate. (don’t define each word-rather state how the person or event related to the French Revolution). Create any graphic organizer you choose.
Causes of the French Revolution --Foreign wars created huge debt --Peasants were responsible for paying the debt 2) The inequity of the 3 Estates --What are they? The first estate: clergy or the leaders of the Catholic church. These people made up 1% of the population.
In an immediate sense, what brought down the ancien régime was its own inability to change or, more simply, to pay its way. The deeper causes for its collapse are more difficult to establish. One school of interpretation maintains that French society under the ancien régime was rent by class war. This position implies that the French Revolution revolved around issues of class; it has led to the class analysis of prerevolutionary society as well as to the class analysis of the opposing Revolutionary factions of Girondins and Montagnards and, more generally, to what the historian Alfred Cobban called “the social interpretation of the French Revolution.”
A detailed list of the major events of the French Revolution.