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Body of Evidence – French Revolution/Napoleonic Era
Instructions: You and your partner are to create a “body of evidence” that explores both the causes and
consequences of the French Revolution and Napoleonic Era.
You have many possibilities for filling up your sheet of paper. The choices you make should be based on the
reading. You will need to completely analyze the causes and consequences of the French Revolution/Napoleonic
Era using each of the categories/body parts below. Each idea should be thoroughly explained so that a lay person
could understand the motivations behind revolutions of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Feel free
to illustrate concepts, but accompany the drawing/picture with a short caption that explains what idea you are
attempting to convey.
Draw the outline of a person on the sheet of provided paper.
Use the following outline to place the topics and explanations in the proper area on the paper.
Head – Ideas that inspired the French Revolution
a. Success of the American Revolution
b. John Locke
c. Jean Jacques Rousseau
d. Baron de Montesquieu
e. Voltaire
f. Rationalism
Heart – The people and their revolution
a. Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette
b. Unequal Distribution of wealth
c. Taxation
d. Estates System/Estates General
e. Oath of the Tennis Court
f. Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen
g. Declaration of the Rights of Woman and Female Citizen - Olympe de Gouges
h. Famine and Failure of harvests
i. Remnants of feudalism
j. Bastille
Arm and hand – Left – First Stage of the Revolution
a. Great Fear
b. Emigres
c. National Assembly
d. Sans-culottes
e. Departements
f. Assignats
g. Jacobins and Girondins
h. Paris Commune
i. Europe v France
Stomach – Can France stomach the Revolution?
a. The First French Republic
b. Guillotine
c. National Convention
d. Jacobin Dictatorship
e. Nationalism
f. Reign of Terror
g. Committee of Public Safety
h. Temples of Reason (De-Christianization)
i. Directory
j. Thermidorian Reaction
Arm – Right – Napoleon comes to power
a. Napoleon Bonaparte
b. Coup d’état
c. Consulate
d. Confederation of the Rhine
e. Battle of Trafalgar
f. Civil Constitution of the Clergy
g. National Bank
h. Continental System
i. Peninsular War
j. Grad Army
k. Invasion of Russia
Leg-Left- No leg to stand on
a. End of Napoleon
b. Wars of the coalition
c. Battle of Nations
d. Abdication
e. Elba
f. 100 Days
g. Waterloo
h. St. Helena
i. Impact on Prussia
Leg – Right – Europe after Napoleon
a. Congress of Vienna
b. Liberalism
c. Principle of Intervention
d. Restoration
e. Problems of Empire (Multi-ethnic)
f. Greek Revolt
g. Revolutions of 1848
h. Napoleon III