American Revolution



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Revolutions Project

American Revolution

  1. Use the maps and charts in the book to answer these questions.

    1. Pg 218-220, Brown Book

      1. Which coast of North America did the United States start from?

      2. What are the three cities that were the enlightenment cities of America?

      3. What is the enlightenment?

    2. Pg

      1. What European countries had claims on the North American continent?

      2. What feature formed the western border of the United States?

      3. What European nations did the United States share a border with?

    3. Pg

      1. List the enlightenment thinkers who influenced the United States’ Government.

      2. Whose ideas were separation of powers and checks and balances?

      3. Which thinker influenced the United States Bill of Rights?

      4. Of those enlightenment thinkers, which is the most important and tell why?



  1. Create a word wall for these important American Revolution vocabulary words. A word wall is the word, the definition of the word, using the word in a complete sentence, and a picture representing the word. The words can be found in the glossary except the first three. The words are:



    1. Boycott

    2. Limited Government

    3. Popular Sovereignty

    4. Federal System

    5. Checks and Balances

    6. Bill of Rights

    7. Separation of Powers

    8. Republic





  1. Create a Timeline representing the American Revolution. It must have the date of the event, a short description of what happened with who is involved, effect of the event, a picture representing the event, and it must be in chronological order. The events are:



    1. French and Indian War

    2. Boston Massacre and Boston Tea Party

    3. Battle of Lexington and Concord

    4. 2nd Continental Congress

    5. Declaration of Independence

    6. Battle of Saratoga

    7. Battle of Yorktown

    8. Articles of Confederation

    9. Constitution written

    10. Louisiana Purchase





  1. Write about these key figures in the American Revolution. Write a short biography about them that includes the date they existed, why they were important to the American Revolution, small biography of them and a picture representing them or what they did. The figures are:



    1. King George III

    2. George Washington

    3. Thomas Jefferson

    4. Thomas Paine

    5. Voltaire

    6. John Locke

    7. Louis XVI

    8. Baron de Montesquieu



  1. Create and fill out a chart about the causes of the American Revolution. You also need to rank the causes by which one you think is the most important reason for the start of the American Revolution.

Causes

Explanation of Causes

Significance

Rank these causes in order

Why you think it is the rank you placed it

Taxes













Line of Demarcation













Enlightenment Ideas













Soldiers in homes















  1. Essay. Write a compare and contrast essay on the American and French Revolution. It needs to be four paragraphs. The first paragraph is the Thesis statement. The second paragraph is all the similarities between the two revolutions. The third paragraph is all the differences between the two revolutions. The last paragraph is your conclusion.

French Revolution

  1. Use the maps and charts in the book to answer these questions.

    1. Pg 220-225, Brown book

      1. Which estate has the most people?

      2. Which estate has the most money?

      3. Which estate has to pay the most taxes?

      4. Describe what is happening in the cartoon.

    2. Pg

      1. Which side wanted to get rid of the monarchy and wanted sweeping changes? What are they called?

      2. Which side wanted to uphold the monarchy and wanted few changes? What are they called?

      3. Who are the conservative party in the American political system? Which party are the liberals?

    3. Pg

      1. Which estate was guillotined the most during the Reign of Terror?

      2. Why was the guillotine considered a good way to execute people?

      3. Compare the use of the guillotine with how Texas executes its prisoners today. Similarities? Differences?



  1. Create a word wall for these important French Revolution vocabulary words. A word wall is the word, the definition of the word, using the word in a complete sentence, and a picture representing the word. The words are:



    1. 1st Estate

    2. 2nd Estate

    3. 3rd Estate

    4. National Assembly

    5. Legislative Assembly

    6. Emigres

    7. Guillotine

    8. Committee of Public Safety





  1. Create a Timeline representing the French Revolution. It must have the date of the event, a short description of what happened with who is involved, effect of the event, a picture representing the event, and it must be in chronological order. The events are:



    1. French and Indian War

    2. American Revolution

    3. Calling Estates General

    4. Tennis Court Oath

    5. Storming of the Bastille

    6. Great Fear

    7. Declaration of the Rights of Man

    8. Execution of King and Queen

    9. September Massacres

    10. Reign of Terror



  1. Write about these key figures in the French Revolution. Write a short biography about them that includes the date they existed, why they were important to the French Revolution, small biography of them and a picture representing them or what they did. The figures are:



    1. Louis XIV

    2. Louis XVI

    3. Marie Antoinette

    4. Abbe Sieyes

    5. Olympe de Gouges include whose rights were left off the Declaration

    6. Maximilien Robespierre

    7. Napoleon Bonaparte





  1. Create and fill out a chart about the causes of the French Revolution. You also need to rank the causes by which one you think is the most important reason for the start of the French Revolution.

Causes

Explanation of Causes

Significance

Rank these causes in order

Why you think it is the rank you placed it

Enlightenment Ideas













Economic Woes













Weak Ruler













Privileged Estates















  1. Essay. Write a compare and contrast essay on the American and French Revolution. It needs to be four paragraphs. The first paragraph is the Thesis statement. The second paragraph is all the similarities between the two revolutions. The third paragraph is all the differences between the two revolutions. The last paragraph is your conclusion.

Napoleon and the Congress of Vienna

  1. Use the maps and charts in the book to answer these questions.

    1. Pg 226-230, Brown Book

      1. What is the extent of Napoleon’s Empire (north to south, east to west)?

      2. What is the only battle not on land and the only battle Napoleon lost?

      3. Why could Napoleon not conquer the United Kingdom?

    2. Pg

      1. How many troops did Napoleon start with and how many survived the Russian campaign?

      2. Describe what was happening to the weather in Russia during 1812?

      3. Why was Napoleon’s decision to stay in Moscow a mistake?

    3. Pg

      1. What are the only nations left to fight Napoleon in 1810?

      2. What parts of Napoleon’s Empire did France lose after the Congress of Vienna?

      3. What nations gained land after the Congress of Vienna?

      4. For each nation list what land they took from Napoleon’s Empire.



  1. Create a word wall for these important Napoleon and the Congress of Vienna vocabulary words. A word wall is the word, the definition of the word, using the word in a complete sentence, and a picture representing the word. The words are:



    1. Lycees

    2. Napoleonic Code

    3. Nationalism

    4. Scorched-earth Policy

    5. Waterloo

    6. Balance of Power

    7. Legitimacy

    8. Concert of Europe





  1. Create a Timeline representing Napoleon and the Congress of Vienna. It must have the date of the event, a short description of what happened with who is involved, effect of the event, a picture representing the event, and it must be in chronological order. The events are:



    1. Coup D’etat

    2. Plebiscite

    3. Crowned Emperor of France

    4. Battle of Trafalgar

    5. Napoleon conquers Europe

    6. Invasion of Russia

    7. Continental System

    8. The Hundred Days and Waterloo

    9. Congress of Vienna

    10. Revolution in Latin America





  1. Write about these key figures for Napoleon and the Congress of Vienna. Write a short biography about them that includes the date they existed, why they were important to the French Revolution, small biography of them and a picture representing them or what they did. The figures are:



    1. Napoleon Bonaparte

    2. Josephine Bonaparte

    3. Pope Pius VII must include concordat and crowning emperor

    4. Toussaint L’Ouverture

    5. Horatio Nelson

    6. Joseph Bonaparte

    7. Klemens von Metternich

    8. Louis XVIII



  1. Create and fill out a chart about the mistakes of Napoleon that led to his downfall. You also need to rank the mistakes by which one you think is the most important reason for causing him to fall.

Causes

Explanation of Causes

Significance

Rank these causes in order

Why you think it is the rank you placed it

Continental System













Peninsular War













Invasion of Russia















  1. Essay. Write an essay on if Napoleon saved or destroyed the ideas of the revolution. It needs to be four paragraphs. The first paragraph is the Thesis statement stating your position. The second paragraph is all the reasons you use to support your position. The third paragraph is where you refute reasons against your position. The last paragraph is your conclusion.

Latin Revolutions and the Unification of Germany and Italy

  1. Use the maps and charts in the book to answer these questions.

    1. Pg 230-233, Brown Book

      1. What two European nations held the largest colonial empires in Latin America in 1800?

      2. What independent nations emerged after the Latin Revolutions?

      3. What nations were still ruled by European nations? (8 nations)

      4. What nations did San Martin free and what nations did Bolivar free?

    2. Pg

      1. During what time period did Italy gain the most territory?

      2. What territories did Italy lose during the unification?

      3. What was the last territory added to Italy and why was it last?

    3. Pg

      1. What nation controlled the most territory of Germany?

      2. What was unusual about the territory of Prussia during 1865?

      3. What territory did Germany gain from France which caused hatred between the two nations?



  1. Create a word wall for these important Latin Revolutions and Unification vocabulary words. A word wall is the word, the definition of the word, using the word in a complete sentence, and a picture representing the word. The words are:



    1. Nationalism

    2. Conservatives

    3. Liberals

    4. Realpolitik

    5. Kaiser

    6. Peninsulares

    7. Creoles

    8. Mulattos



  1. Create a Timeline representing the French Revolution. It must have the date of the event, a short description of what happened with who is involved, effect of the event, a picture representing the event, and it must be in chronological order. The events are:



    1. Haiti Independence

    2. South American Independence

    3. Mexico Independence

    4. Brazil Independence

    5. Failed 1848 Revolutions

    6. Russia Weakens

    7. Ottomans weaken and lose the Balkans

    8. Sardinia unites North Italy

    9. Garibaldi and Red Shirts unite South Italy

    10. Franco-Prussian War



  1. Write about these key figures in the French Revolution. Write a short biography about them that includes the date they existed, why they were important to the French Revolution, small biography of them and a picture representing them or what they did. The figures are:



    1. Toussaint L’Ouverture

    2. Simon Bolivar

    3. Jose San Martin

    4. Otto von Bismarck



    1. Alexander II

    2. Camilio di Cavour

    3. Louis-Napoleon

    4. Miguel Hidalgo



  1. Create and fill out a chart about the causes of the Latin Revolution. You also need to rank the causes by which one you think is the most important reason for the start of the French Revolution.

Causes

Explanation of Causes

Significance

Rank these causes in order

Why you think it is the rank you placed it

Enlightenment Ideas













Native Oppression













Napoleonic Wars















  1. Essay. Write a compare and contrast essay on the Italian and German Unification. It needs to be four paragraphs. The first paragraph is the Thesis statement. The second paragraph is all the similarities between the two unifications. The third paragraph is all the differences between the two unifications. The last paragraph is your conclusion.


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