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History of Russia web search assignment
Directions: Working with a partner and use the laptops. Answer the questions on a separate piece of paper. I have put this assignment on my website: so if you would like to open it and simple copy the links below that might save you some time.
COMPLETE SENTENCES ONLY. 4 points each

Part I: THE ROYAL FAMILY

To learn about the Romanov family use the website below and click on the 1900’s and Nicholas to answer the questions.
1. Describe Nicholas and his family. 3 sentences
2. What happened to his family?

The Family Was Shot An they didn’t find the bodies

http://www2.sptimes.com/Treasures/TC.2.3.html
3. Choose one member from the Romanov family and research him or her. Write 3 facts about that member of the royal family.

Second daughter born to Nicholas and Alexandra, Mothers Favorite

http://www.angelfire.com/biz5/romanovs/
4. Who was Rasputin? What role did he play in the Russian Revolution?
The mysterious Grigory Efimovich Rasputin, a peasant who claimed powers of healing and prediction, had the ear of Russian Tsarina Aleksandra. The aristocracy could not stand a peasant in such a high position.
http://history1900s.about.com/od/famouscrimesscandals/a/rasputin.htm

Part II: REVOLUTION AND CHANGE OF GOVERNMENT

5. What are 6 reasons for the Russian Revolution? Explain each one in 2-3 sentences.

Tsar Nicholas II, World War I, Economy, Rasputin, loss of Life

http://russian-ukrainian-belarus-history.suite101.com/article.cfm/reasons_for_the_russian_revolution
6. Who was Lenin? Why was he important? Where is he now?
Lenin was one of the leading political figures and revolutionary thinkers of the 20th century, who masterminded the Bolshevik take-over of power in Russia in 1917, and was the architect and first head of the USSR.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/lenin_vladimir.shtml
7. What is a command economy?
In a Command Economy or Planned Economy, the central or state government...

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