The Age of Revolutions!!!
(Agricultural, Industrial, French, American,
We will take
our Unit Test on Tuesday, November 26th!
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Key Concepts to Master for this Unit
How agricultural and economic practices were changing in the 1700's to keep up with a
The methods used by absolutist rulers in Prussia, Austria, and Russia to
apply "enlightened ideas" to their nations, you should also understand
their reasons for using these methods
The reasons for colonial empires, and the wars between the colonial powers that
were challenging each other for colonial power
The reasons why American colonist began to resist British taxation and
control in the late 1700's
The impact of enlightened ideas on the new nation formed out of the British
colonies (the USA)
The basic causes of revolution in France in 1789
The reasons why the French Revolution changed from moderate to radical
The methods Napoleon used to gain power at the end of the French Revolution
and ultimately build a French Empire
The European response to Napoleon and his defeat - as well as the ways Napoleon
brought permanent change to Europe
The reasons why the industrial revolution started in Great Britain and
the key steps in its development
The key ways that industrialization impacted social conditions (living
and working conditions, the development of new social classes, etc.)
The ways in which the working class responded to industrialization
Homework Assignment for Unit III -
Due Thursday, November 21st
|The assignment for this unit is slightly different than
that of the first two units. Here are the requirements:
- Choose a key individual participant from each of the following major
events: the Latin American Revolutions, the French Revolution, and the
Industrial Revolution. (e.g. Simon Bolivar from the Latin American
- Write a two paragraph biography of each person. The first
paragraph should describe the person's life, the second paragraph should
describe the role they played in the revolution of which they were a part.
- Draw two political cartoons about the events that we have studied.
Remember that the intent of a political cartoon is to describe the subject
in a way that is humorous and also makes clear the artist's opinion on the
subject. You can find some great examples of modern political
Possible Essay Topics
|Compare and contrasting the French and American Revolutions.
|Analyzing the forces behind the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions
and describing the ways that they impacted society.
|Describing Napoleon's conquest of Europe and the ways that Napoleon changes
European life and politics.