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The French Revolution: Crash Course World History #29 (11:54)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 01:37 Things weren’t going well in France in the years leading up to 1789. What were the political and economic problems facing King Louis XVI?
  2. 03:00 What was the Estates General, and what happened when Louis XVI called its first meeting since 1614?
  3. 06:45 Why did the rulers of European nations like Austria, Prussia, and Britain oppose the revolution?
  4. 08:05 What was the Terror?
  5. 10:50 Make two lists: In what ways does John Green argue that the French Revolution was revolutionary? In what ways was it not revolutionary?