French Revolution.pptx - Objectives After todays lecture you should be able to Identify the long-term and short term causes course and consequences of

French Revolution.pptx - Objectives After todays lecture...

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ObjectivesAfter today’s lecture you should be able to:Identify the long-term and short term causes, course, and consequences of the French Revolution (1789-1799)Discuss the tension between old and new that contributed to the French RevolutionDiscuss and explain the political, social, and economic institutions challenged by the French RevolutionExplain the main features of Old Regime FranceIdentify how the American Revolution influenced – either directly or indirectly – the French RevolutionEvaluate the importance of France’s growing economic crisis
Two groups of thinkersMarx and Engel: French revolution was a class based revolution. Your non-negotiable identity is forged my the means of production, which meant your identity was determined by the work you do and your productivity and not your social class. Alexis de Tocqueville travelled to US and wrote about democracy in America. He presents an idea that was completely different than Marx and Engel. His idea was: The most long lasting quality of the French revolution was not liberty and equality; it is the creation of a strong central state. He was a

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