Between 1789 and 1802 France was wracked by a revolution which radically changed the government, administration, military and culture of the nation as well as plunging Europe into a series of wars. France went from a largely feudal state under an absolutist monarch to a republic which executed the king and then to an empire under Napoleon Bonaparte.

Between 1789 and 1802 France was wracked by a revolution which radically changed the government, administration, military and culture of the nation as well as plunging Europe into a series of wars. France went from a largely feudal state under an absolutist monarch to a republic which executed the king and then to an empire under Napoleon Bonaparte.


Describe the French Revolution.

Causes of the French Revolution

  • Influence of Enlightenment ideas
  • Influence of the American Revolution


Events of the French Revolution

  • Storming of the Bastille
  • Reign of Terror


Outcomes of the French Revolution

  • End of the absolute monarchy of Louis XVI
  • Rise of Napoleon

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CLIP ONE: THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

CLIP TWO:THE FRENCH REVOLUTION

CLIP THREE: THE GUILLOTINE

CLIP FOUR: FULL FRENCH REVOLUTION DOC