The 1789 Revolution

In this lesson, we will learn how the crisis Louis XVI faced turned into a revolution. We will find out about why 1789 has gone down as one of the most important years in history. We will also be looking for evidence of Enlightenment ideas in the key events and documents produced.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.Which of the following were the three Estates in eighteenth century France?

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Q2.What was the name of France's monarch in 1789?

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Q3.What was the name of the prison where critics of the French government could be sent without a trial?

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Q4.Who were the aristocracy?

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Q5.Which of the following is a reason why the Enlightenment might have contributed to making 1789 a crisis year for Louis XVI?

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Which of the following were the three Estates in eighteenth century France?

1/5

Q2.What was the name of France's monarch in 1789?

2/5

Q3.What was the name of the prison where critics of the French government could be sent without a trial?

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Q4.Who were the aristocracy?

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Q5.Which of the following is a reason why the Enlightenment might have contributed to making 1789 a crisis year for Louis XVI?

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The 1789 Revolution - End of lesson quiz

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Q1.What was the name of the important meeting where Louis XVI hoped to make decisions about how France should deal with its debt and taxation problems?

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Q2.Which of the following events was led by the sans culottes of Paris?

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Q3.What does 'constitution' mean?

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Q4.Which of the following became a slogan of the French revolutionaries?

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Q5.Which of the following events was led by bourgeois representatives of the Third Estate?

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The 1789 Revolution - End of lesson quiz

See if you can answer these questions based on what you have learnt today.

Q1.What was the name of the important meeting where Louis XVI hoped to make decisions about how France should deal with its debt and taxation problems?

1/5

Q2.Which of the following events was led by the sans culottes of Paris?

2/5

Q3.What does 'constitution' mean?

3/5

Q4.Which of the following became a slogan of the French revolutionaries?

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Q5.Which of the following events was led by bourgeois representatives of the Third Estate?

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Lesson summary: The 1789 Revolution

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