French Revolution


The French Revolution was a watershed event in modern European history that began in 1789 and ended in the late 1790's with the ascent of Napoleon Bonaparte. During this period, French citizens razed and redesigned their country’s political landscape, uprooting centuries-old institutions such as absolute monarchy and the feudal system.


Use the link to complete the following questions, answer the questions on a google document. 

Click on America and France

1. List the three similarities between America and France's revolutions. 

2. How was America's economic issue different from France's?

3. What was France's economy based on? 

4. Who did the King tax in France?

5. Who did not have to pay the taxes in France? Is this system effective? 

6. What was the result of France's economic issues? 

7. What was America's initial goal for the revolution?

8. What impact did France's revolution have around the world?

9. What other ideologies came about from the revolution?

10. What French document is similar to America's bill of rights?

11. What American helped form specific ideas in French documents? 

12. Who created the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen?

13. How did the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen contradict traditional thinking in French society?

14. How are the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen similar?

15. How are they different?


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