TTO2 - History (Bricks) - Chapter 2

Chapter 2: 
Reason & Revolution
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This lesson contains 18 slides, with interactive quizzes, text slides and 2 videos.

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Chapter 2: 
Reason & Revolution

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Change in way of thinking. 
Scientists and great thinkers observed that society was filled with inequalities and injustice. Their next focus would be based around two simple principles: Equality & Freedom

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What's a philosopher?
(Check internet or your book)

Slide 3 - Open question

1) You all get a number
2) You all get a piece of paper
3) You all get one person:
Numbers 1: draw and write down the ideas of Voltaire
Numbers 2: draw and write down the idea of Montesquieu
Numbers 3: try to draw and write down the ideas of Adam Smith

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Remember absolutism? 
1) What does absolutism mean again? 
2) Why do absolutism and the age of enlightenment not go well together? 
3) If the majority of the population would start to convert to enlightened ideas... What consequences would this have for the king / queen? 

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 2.3 - The French Revolution (part 1)

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What is a revolution?
(use your book if you don't know)

Slide 7 - Open question

So what about France?

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The people of France were divided into three groups, called Estates:

First Estate: the clergy, some of whom were very wealthy men who had high positions in the church.
Second Estate: the nobility, men from noble families who had highly-paid government jobs and led the army.
Third Estate: anyone who was not clergy or nobility; a small part of this group was made up of doctors, lawyers and rich traders, but most of the Third Estate were poor farmers.

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The Estates
--> Came together in the Estates-General
--> All Estates weren't equal. The 1st and 2nd Estate did not have to pay taxes, the 3rd Estate had to pay a lot of taxes. 

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Slide 11 - Video

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National Assembly
The Third Estate did not think the Estates-General was fair and decided to start their own assembly. The National Assembly was a place where the Third Estate could gather and discuss the current situation in France. 

--> Of course Louis XVI did not want this and send an army to stop the National Assembly

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According to the book, what did the National Assembly want to achieve?

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In your own words, why was a revolution in France inevitable?

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With which event did the French Revolution actually start in 1789?
(Check your book for the answers!)

Slide 16 - Open question

Kahoot time!

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