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The French Revolution

Considering the four reading from Rogers: “Corruption of the French Court,” “Ancient Oaks Mutilated by Time,” “The...

These four readings gathered by Perry McAdow Rogers reveal a corrupt French society from the king all the way down. Let's look at each reading in turn, focusing on its depiction of all that had...

Latest answer posted July 18, 2020 9:13 pm UTC

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I need help on an assignment which requires that I write an essay comparing and contrasting the French and American...

The people expressed their resentment towards the oppressive absolute monarchs by supporting the revolution in their countries. America stood against King George while France rejected King Louis...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2016 3:41 pm UTC

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What are the chronological events of the French Revolution?

Events leading up to and including the French Revolution spanned more than two decades. The beginning of the Seven Years War in 1756 added to the mounting French debt; the American Revolution, and...

Latest answer posted March 16, 2011 1:54 am UTC

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Describe the most important achievements of the French Revolution.

The French Revolution produced many reforms and changes for French citizens. Obviously, the main reform that happened was the removal of the monarchy and the nobility, who were oppressive to the...

Latest answer posted July 6, 2019 2:11 am UTC

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Napoleon invaded Russia in June of 1812. Why was this military decision so unwise?

Napoleon underestimated several crucial factors that would arise during his invasion of Russia. First, the distance his armies had to cross in order to reach Moscow was enormous in an age long...

Latest answer posted October 30, 2019 5:53 am UTC

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Assess the Jacobin club in the French Revolution.

I am not sure there is going to be much in the way of good about the Jacobins in the French Revolution. I think that one positive element could be how the group started. Its origins were rooted...

Latest answer posted February 15, 2011 6:49 pm UTC

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The English political system inspired the French to provoke their revolution in 1789.   Explain why the French were...

Many of the philosophes cited as inspirations by the liberal revolutionaries (though not, admittedly, the radicals) were strongly impressed by the English constitution, which they believed to be...

Latest answer posted May 31, 2012 5:35 pm UTC

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In Ancien Regime France, what were the states?  

In the Ancien Régime in France before the French Revolution, the populace was divided into three "estates". The monarchy was considered its own category, related to the second estate but not...

Latest answer posted July 1, 2018 1:22 am UTC

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French Revolution -- was it democratic? Did rule by the people lead to democracy in France during the period...

No. The revolutionaries were in some ways just as cruel as their predecessors. Where the nobility persecuted and neglected the poor, the new government persecuted and murdered the nobility, even...

Latest answer posted January 9, 2013 4:42 pm UTC

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Discuss the differences in policies and events surrounding the different phases of the French Revolution (moderate,...

The first phase of the French Revolution is often characterized as politically moderate. It was primarily aimed, many historians observe, at dismantling the anachronistic privileges enjoyed by the...

Latest answer posted May 30, 2013 2:47 pm UTC

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What effect did the French Revolution of 1830 have on the book industry and writing of the time?

During the French Revolution, artists, musicians, and other cultural producers criticized the French monarchy as well as the religious institutions of France. Artists who were skeptical of...

Latest answer posted August 4, 2011 6:36 am UTC

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What could an assignment be on the French Revolution?

I think that one particularly interesting task on the French Revolution to assign to students would be to create Point of View Guides/ Diary Entries from the vantage point of different individuals...

Latest answer posted July 14, 2012 4:56 am UTC

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Between the summer of 1789 and the execution of Robespierre in July 1794, what were the internal and external reasons...

Late eighteenth-century France was, in retrospect, a nation ripe for revolution. In some respects, it was still feudal. Its leader, King Louis XVI, was indecisive. The French Revolution, which...

Latest answer posted April 4, 2020 11:54 pm UTC

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