•  Unit 2 Enlightenment & Revolution (1700-1855)

     Unit Two Materials
     PowerPoints Handouts
     The French Revolution
     The Rise & Fall of Napoleon
     The Congress of Vienna 
     Latin American Revolutions L. America Revolutions Handout
     European Revolutions 

    Enduring Understandings

    Essential Questions

    Students Will Be Able to:

    1.  The collision of social unrest and new political ideas can lead to revolution.

    2.  In times of crisis, people will turn to strong leaders to gain a sense of stability.

    3.  Nationalism can act as both a unifying and divisive force.

    4.  New ideas and inventions create progress, but this can be accompanied by problems.

    5.  Technology and industrial advancement can alter existing social and economic systems.


    1.  When is revolution justified?

    2.  Was the French Revolution a revolution of bread or ideas?

    4.  How are global revolutions affected by social, economic, and political forces?

    7.  How should resources and wealth be distributed?

    8.  Why do political revolutions occur?

    Guiding Questions: Did Europe defeat Napoleon or did Napoleon defeat himself?

    1.  Explain the causes of the French Revolution.

    2.  Summarize ideas from the French Revolution about liberty, equality, democracy, popular sovereignty and human rights.

    3.  Describe how the French Revolution was different from the American Revolution.

    4.  Explain how the French Revolution led eventually to the rise of Napoleon.

    5.  Explain how Napoleon’s rule led to war in Europe.

    6.  Analyze how the French Revolution and Napoleon led to revolutions in Europe and Latin America.