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French Revolution Assignment


    French Revolution Assignment    


    Causes and Developments of the French Revolution:

    Political, Socioeconomic or Intellectual


    DUE : November 18th

    Write a paper on the following:

    “Ideas more than political or economic concerns, drove the French Revolution up to the summer of 1794.” Analyze to what extent you agree with the above quotation. Cite six to ten primary source documents.


    Length: About 1000 words


    20 percent of the grade will be based upon the notes you used to prepare for the paper.


    An “A” paper will see all three (ideas, politics and economics as major contributors but will find one dominant cause). An “A” paper will be able to successfully analyze the complexity of the revolution, seeing causes overlapping and see a combination of ideas, politics and economics. The “A” paper will distinguish long term vs. short term. It will note any shift from one cause to another as the revolution takes its course in the five years between summers of 1789 and 1794. Finally, the “A” paper will reflect ample study of outside readings on the French Revolution.


    The paper requires no set number of paragraphs but an easy way to organize it would be by chronology: Part One long term causes to 1789,

    Part Two moderate phase 1789-August 1792 (start of Convention), and Part Three the radical phase to the beginning of the Directory. A chronological paper would discuss the revolution as it unfolded analyzing the respective ideological, political and economic explanations of each.


    *You must turn a copy into www.turnitin.com as well as provide me with a printed version


    Turnitin.com Code:



    Password: mccart


    Email me with any problems: cmccart@washoeschools.net


    You can use MLA or APA citation format. Just look them up online and be consistent.


Writing Tips for AP Euro (I picked these up from another AP Euro teacher)

A Great Resource for Primary Source Documents of the French Revolution