To identify the causes leading to the French Revolution. To explain the importance of the French Enlightment on the events leading to the French Revolution. To evaluate the role of the monarchy and secifically the actions of King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette in contributing to the Revolution. To examine the circumstances leading to the arrest and execution of the French King and Queen.
Text of Learning Exercise:
Read Chapters 1-6 on the French Revolution. (There are 12 chapters. Only read the first six for this exercise.) Write a paper of 5-7 pages answering the following questions: (1) Identify and discuss the causes of the French Revolution; (2) Explain why the monarchy was unaware of the problems leading to the Revolution; (3) Evaluate the role of the French Enlightenment on the events leading to the Revoution; (4) Identify the specific events that provoked the Revolution; (5) Explain the role of women in the Revolution; and (6) Examine the circumstances leading to the King's arrest and execution. A final question to consider is whether or not the French Revolution could have been avoided.