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French Revolution

The French Revolution, from 1789 to 1799, was a major transformation of the social and political system of France, from absolute monarchy to a republic based on principles of citizenship and inalienable rights. The French Revolution, a violent period with a lot of bloodshed, was one of the most important events in the history of Europe. The cause of the revolution has been attributed to economic hardships, disenchantment with the monarchy, high unequal taxes, government apathy and other socio-political factors.
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The French Revolution - In a Nutshell
Grade: 8 - 12
Learn what the French Revolution was all about in just 3 minutes!
2:50
 

French Revolution (God and Grain) - Part 1/3
Grade: 8 - 12
The video discusses the causes of the French Revolution and its initial events, the debt crisis under King Louis XVI, the rise of the third estate, the formation of the National Assembly, the storming of the Bastille, the women's march, and the moving of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette to Paris.
5:35
 

French Revolution (Headless Monarchy) - Part 2/3
Grade: 8 - 12
Introduction to the history of the French Revolution, the constituent assembly's attempts to write a constitution of France, brief period of constitutional monarchy, war with Austria, Prussia and then the rest of Europe, and the rise of the French Republic.
6:05
 

French Revolution (Reign Of Terror) - Part 3/3
Grade: 8 - 12
Final part on the series on the French Revolution, discusses the rise of the Committee of Public Safety, the reign of terror, the guillotine, Marie Antoinette's death, the Directory, and the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte.
5:10
 

The French Revolution
Grade: 8 - 12
French Revolution for kids - The lesson examines the French Revolution, and gets into how and why it differed from the American Revolution. Learn what contributed to the French Revolution, and how did it lead to other, more successful revolutions around the world.
11:55
 

The French Revolution - part 1/9
Grade: 9 - 12
A documentary on French Revolution - a period of radical social and political upheaval in French and European history.
9:50
 

The French Revolution - part 2/9
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9:35
 

The French Revolution - part 3/9
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9:25
 

The French Revolution - part 4/9
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8:50
 

The French Revolution - part 5/9
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10:10
 

The French Revolution - part 6/9
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10:35
 

The French Revolution - part 7/9
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11:25
 

The French Revolution - part 8/9
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10:30
 

The French Revolution - part 9/9
Grade: 9 - 12
10:50
 

The Storming of The Bastille, 1789 - part 1
Grade: 8 - 12
The storming, and subsequent take over of the Bastille, a hated emblem of control and domination, ushered the beginning of the French Revolution. The Bastille became the war cry for hundreds of thousands of scorned and maltreated revolutionaries.
9:50
 

The Storming of The Bastille, 1789 - part 2
Grade: 8 - 12
7:30
 

The Storming of The Bastille, 1789 - part 3
Grade: 8 - 12
5:35
 

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