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French Revulotion

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French Revolution Assignment Sheet for Packet

• Your task is to read the booklet. The information in the booklet can also be found on the blog.
• To earn full credit you must have thorough answers. If the questions ask you to list then you may list but if it asks for an explanation then you must have complete sentences and answers or you will not earn full credit for your answers.
      o Write your name in the upper right hand corner of your paper
      o You must write the category heading first, then the question number
      o All answers must be in ink not pencil

The Causes of the French Revolution [1]

1. List the reasons why many people in France were critical of a] the nobility; b] the King; c] the clergy.
2. Rousseau [source D] was an influential writer at this time. Along with other writers like Voltaire, he wanted France to have a more democratic form of government. Who would be most influenced by his words and why? [Remember to include extracts from the source in your answer.]
3. The pamphlet which source D came from was banned in 1775. Why do you think this was? Which members of French society would want it to be banned?

Causes of the French Revolution [2]

1. Number and define each of the following terms: Bankrupt; reform; Estates General; deputies; cahiers de doleances; national assembly; constitution; tennis court oath
2. Name at least two reasons as to why the French Government was bankrupt.
3. What effect did the poor harvest have on the ordinary people of France?

Tennis Court Oath

1. Read the quotations from the Estates General meeting in 1789. Using your own words, summarize what each of the members would have said.

The Revolution Begins

1. Why did the Paris mob storm the Bastille?
2. Why did the peasants burn the feudal documents?
3. List the changes brought about by the Assembly in August-September 1789.

The King and the Revolution

1. After looking at the sources A-D describe...


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